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Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind lead the way on virtual teaching

Posted at 5:49 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 19:49:32-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind have been working on online learning for three years now.

Kayla Meese teaches deaf and hard of hearing students, she’s deaf herself, and she also teaches teachers how to use online tools to reach students at home.

“There's just such a variety of different resources that we can use and I've been developing them for the past few years,” Meese said through an American Sign Language interpreter.

Merle Asido teaches blind students, and says the process of learning online is important while they have to be apart.

“I totally miss them,” said Asido.

Ryan Greene, Director of Blind Campus Programs, said he’s pleased parents have the chance to see the way teachers interact with their children.

Greene also says he expects the situation to last a while.

“I kind of think that this is going to be a marathon and not a sprint,” said Greene.