Looking Beyond Academic Access

“Good enough is not good enough if it can be better. And better is not good enough if it can be best.” ― Rick Rigsby

Accommodation decisions and practices are framed by the notions of "functional equivalency" and "reasonable accommodations" cemented by the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 31 years ago. Because of this, some postsecondary institutions may interpret their legal obligations under the ADA as the need to provide only the bare minimum.

Navigating accommodations in medical or clinical internship settings

Medical or clinical internships are an important step in getting a higher education degree or post-graduation employment. For deaf students, navigating communication access in these settings is vital to achieving #DeafSuccess. In fact, how to best get this access is a frequent inquiry through our NDC | help team. Our team has gathered information and resources to assist in planning, coordinating, and collaborating with students and sites to ensure the best possible internship experience.

New! Disability Services Work Group at NDC: Connecting for #DeafSuccess

NDC has been leveraging opportunities to connect people within the community who have shared experiences and seek shared outcomes of #DeafSuccess. Connecting people has been a successful strategy used by NDC to strengthen collaboration, planning, and implementation of practices aimed at improving participation and completion of postsecondary programming for deaf students.

Madison College Embraces Change for #DeafSuccess

Effective Tools for Talking About Accommodations with Deaf Students

As colleges, universities, and training programs get ready for the fall semester, it’s time to check in with deaf students about their accommodations.

Making Online Events Accessible for Deaf Participants

Family Support is Key for Deaf Youth, and NDC is Here to Support Families

Community Partnerships Empower Families: Spotlight on Hands & Voices

Using Dialogue to Promote #DeafSuccess in Your Community

Building relationships within your community takes time and intentional efforts. That’s why dialogue is key to building #DeafSuccess and a strong and inclusive community that serves all its members.

The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) has been facilitating community conversations, which included state leaders across the country, to help grassroots and local leaders strengthen community connections and build systemic change through dialogue.

Building Relationships Using Interpreting Services

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