Carrie Lou Garberoglio Named Director of National Deaf Center; Tia Ivanko Named Associate Director

AUSTIN, Texas (January 19, 2021) - Carrie Lou Garberoglio, PhD, was named director and principal investigator of the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) effective January 1, and Tia Ivanko, MA, NIC, ADAC, was named associate director and co-principal investigator.

Director’s Update: A Time for Change

These days it can be considered a cliche, but for me, it’s very heartfelt: I sincerely hope this update finds you and your family healthy and safe.

As you well know, the National Deaf Center specializes in transitions — the big life changes that prepare us for success and set paths toward bright futures.

State Spotlight: Idaho Wins $55K Impact Grant to Establish a Food Truck Operated by Deaf Youth

The Engage for Change | state (EFC) team from Idaho is known for being a model for others.

Now, thanks to a partnership that includes funding from one of the nation’s biggest food companies, they are taking that to the next level as they prepare deaf youth for success after high school.

Live Panel December 8: The Power of Community: Centering Deaf People in Decision Making

The lived experience and knowledge of deaf community members must guide policy changes, strategic planning, and programs that are designed to reduce barriers and increase opportunities for deaf people in the United States. In reality, however, this is seldom the case. Decisions are made for, and on behalf of, deaf people without involving them every day.

Engaging for Change: State Leaders Meet Regionally to Address Pandemic Crisis for Deaf Youth

Leaders in education and vocational rehabilitation (VR) met throughout the summer and fall in Engage for Change | state (EFC) online regional meetings organized by the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) — determined to advance their short-term pandemic response and proactively create long-term strategies to improve services, support, and outreach to deaf youth.

Room for Improvement: New Report Analyzes Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Deaf Americans

NDC Live Event on November 17: Does Auto Captioning Effectively Accommodate Deaf People?

 

Watch the live presentation, and view the attendee slides.

With the rapid shift to online learning due to the pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the use of auto captioning and automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology.

Auto Captions and Deaf Students: Why Automatic Speech Recognition Technology Is Not the Answer (Yet)

With the rapid shift to online learning due to the pandemic, many colleges and schools are relying upon automatic captions as a quick and cheap way to convert spoken words into text for deaf students in classrooms, events, and extracurricular activities.

While this type of automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology may be effective for Alexa — to ask your home device to make a grocery list or set a reminder — it is a sub-standard option in educational settings and can have costly repercussions for institutions.

Raising Deaf Youth During COVID-19: Family Panels Reveal How to Engage and Encourage

For deaf students attending high school and preparing to enter college or careers, COVID-19 is adding uncertainty to a time that, while exciting, is already challenging.

Experts Share VR Insights and Tips in New Video Series

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