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Launch Webinar for NDC’s New Data Report

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION] Teal background with silhouette of white school buildings underneath the text. White text at the top reads: "Supporting Deaf College Students: Perspectives from Disability Services Professionals". Lighter text underneath reads: "Perspectives From Disability Services Professionals" "Dark grey text underneath that reads: "Carrie Lou Garberoglio, Jeffrey Levi Palmer, Tia-Nikki Ivanko, Lauren Kinast, and Stephanie Zito"


In this session, Dr. Jeffrey Palmer will lead an overview of NDC's latest data report which focuses on the perspectives of disability services professionals serving deaf college students.

This report summarizes findings from a national survey between 2018-2020 of disability services professionals about services that were provided to deaf college students on their campus. Findings illustrate the various approaches to campus policies and practices and reveal that disability services professionals and deaf students often have different perspectives about the experience of being a deaf student on a college campus.

Join us to learn more about key takeaways and ask questions from the co-authors, Tia Ivanko and Lauren Kinast.

Event Details:

Date and Time: Thursday, June 23 at 1:00 - 2:00 pm CT

Registration link: https://bit.ly/3Mw04mo

Note: webinar room will be open 5 minutes prior to start time.
 

About NDC Events:

Accessibility: 

  • Interpreters and real-time captioning will be provided for all events.
  • For additional access requests please email: help@nationaldeafcenter.org at least 3 business days prior to the event.
  • RID CEUs will not be provided for this event.

Event Code of Conduct
All are invited to participate as you are, engage with our team, and to connect with other participants to learn together. NDC is committed to creating a harassment-free space of learning that welcomes all participants regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, transgender status, age, body type, appreances, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack there of), veteran or marital status, national origin, or other classification protected by law. By attending the event, you agree to abide by the event code of conduct.

NDC has a zero-tolerance policy for harrassment of any kind and expects all event participants will help uphold a positive experience for all. NDC reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the event, in response to any incident that violates the expectations outlined above. NDC also reserves the right to prohibit participation at any future events, virtually or in person.

Participants are expected to :

  • Conduct themselves in a manner that is considerate, respectful, and professional in their interactions with all present at the event.
  • Refrain from conduct that is disruptive, disrespectful, disparaging, discouraging, discriminatory, or demeaning.
  • Inform NDC if you notice any behavior that is not aligned with the conduct expectation outlined above.
  • Seek assistance from NDC staff at the event or by emailing help@nationaldeafcenter.org.

Event FAQ:

  • Does registration cost anything? No.
  • Who can attend the live event? All are welcome.
  • Will professional development credits be offered for this webinar? No
  • Will a recording be made available to those who could not attend? Yes, a recording will be released several weeks after the date of the original event.
  • Will interpreters or real-time captioning be provided? Yes, both are being provided. If you have additional accommodation needs please email help@nationaldeafcenter.org.

Additional event FAQ’s available online.

 


Presenters


Tia Ivanko, MA, NIC, ADAC

Tia Ivanko

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@TiaIvanko

Tia is an educator who is passionate about addressing inequities in education for learners who are systematically oppressed and historically marginalized. She is committed to changing systems and increasing the professional capacity of people and entities who provide services for deaf communities.

As Co-Director and Co-Principal Investigator at the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC), Tia works in close tandem with Co-Director Carrie Lou Garberoglio, PhD, to manage the organization, in particular leading professional development initiatives, NDC | help team and technical assistance services, staff development, and project workflows.

She draws upon her extensive professional expertise, community experiences, and personal interest in diversity, inclusion, and equity to promote NDC’s mission of #DeafSuccess.

A nationally certified interpreter (NIC), Tia brings a deep knowledge of accessibility and professional practices in the interpreting field to her work. In addition to teaching and mentoring interpreters working in education settings, she has a special interest in removing barriers and biases that people of color encounter as consumers of and professionals in the interpreting field.

Tia is certified as an ADA Coordinator (ADAC) and a nationally certified sign language interpreter (NIC); she leverages her knowledge of accessibility, professional practices in the interpreting field, and background in deaf education to her work at NDC. She draws upon her extensive professional expertise, community relationships, and personal interest in diversity, inclusion, and equity to promote NDC’s mission of #DeafSuccess.

Tia has now worked under this federal funding line for three cycles, concentrating on accommodation and accessibility practices, and innovative professional development for practitioners in the field. Before joining the grant, she worked as a deaf services coordinator at a community college, collegiate program director, and a teacher of the deaf.

Raised on the east coast and now living in Texas, Tia has been connected with deaf people since her childhood. She earned her master’s degree in Deaf Education from Western Maryland College and her bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College.

When she is not working, you will likely find Tia spending time with her family and friends to savor life’s moments that fade all too fast.

Lore Kinast, EdD

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Dr. Lore Kinast is a change agent working to address accessibility barriers that deaf students face in higher education settings. Her interest in education and employment access for deaf people initially began when she worked as an employment development specialist and experienced the struggles her deaf clients endured with finding a job. It was further propelled while managing programs and coordinating services including interpreting, captioning, and other accommodations for deaf students at several colleges. She has spent over 25 years collaborating with stakeholders on all levels, designing accessible opportunities using short and long term goals, implementing systemic benchmarks, and spearheading program development projects. Currently, Lore is the Co-Chair for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Knowledge and Practice Community with the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). She received her master’s degree from California State University, Northridge in Educational Administration, and an EdD in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University.

Jeffrey Palmer, PhD

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Dr. Jeffrey Levi Palmer is a researcher. He is interested in not only the formative factors that result in the best language, literacy, and academic outcomes, but also which educational and social practices continue to elevate young deaf adults. His research examines understudied bilinguals, such as heritage bimodal bilinguals and visual-gestural unimodal bilinguals. He has taught linguistics and language acquisition to deaf postsecondary students both face-to-face and online. For more than a decade he has worked as a professional sign language interpreter (NIC, Ed:K–12) in a variety of specialized and technical settings. He is on the Test Development Committee for the Center for Assessment of Sign Language Interpretation and is vice chair of Deaf-Parented Interpreters with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. He holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in Chinese language and culture from the Friends World College at Long Island University and obtained master’s and doctoral degrees in linguistics at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.