The Vice-Rector’s Office for Students and Sports the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria provide communicative masks to students with hearing disabilities, as reported by the educational institution, which adds that it has a hundred of these masks.
In this way, their teachers and staff who attend them will have these adapted masks with transparent window to promote inclusive and quality college education for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
It is a initiative of the Federation of Associations of Cochlear Implants of Spain (AICE Federation) and the Universia Foundation that have launched a national university action with the sending of window masks to university students with hearing disabilities, their teachers, administration and services personnel and other people in their academic environment, to promote the start of the 2020-2021 academic year in equal opportunities.
The ULPGC has 10 students with hearing disabilities in the current academic year in the following degrees: Teaching (5 people), Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Computer Science, Physical Education and a Master in Telecommunications. Two of these students have a sign interpreter to support their studies.