Communicating With a Face Mask: What Colleges Need to Know for Deaf Students (and Everyone)

Whether made of brightly-colored cotton or medical-grade materials, face masks are now a fact of life during the pandemic to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. But face masks can make communication difficult, especially for deaf students, faculty, and staff at your college — and it’s an issue that transcends the classroom.

Vocational Rehabilitation During COVID-19: A Live Online Discussion for Transition Professionals

 

Learn more about the outcome of the live online discussion here.

Disability Services During COVID-19: Supporting Deaf Students and Preparing for an Uncertain Fall 2020

From finding face masks to facing unknown details for fall semester, disability services professionals at hundreds of U.S. colleges and universities are finding unique ways to serve deaf college students, faculty, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deaf at Work During the Pandemic: Making Gains with Flexibility, Optimism, and Resilience

State Leaders Gather to Strategize Transition Planning and Services for Deaf Youth During COVID-19

Determined to provide vital transition services for deaf youth despite a global pandemic, 45 leaders in education and vocational rehabilitation (VR) from 25 states gathered online on May 28 for a special event, “Transition Planning in the Time of COVID-19,” organized by the Engage for Change | state team at the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC).

Congratulations, Class of 2020: Celebrating Your #DeafSuccess!

Serving Deaf College Students: A Live Discussion on Navigating COVID-19 and Beyond

 

Learn more about the outcome of the online live discussions here.

Deaf Success Story: Carlos Aponte-Salcedo, School Counselor and Administrator

Join Us for TWO #DeafAtWork Online Panels — May 27 and June 9

Pandemic Taking Unique Toll on Deaf College Students, According to New Poll

As U.S. college students grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new poll reveals the crisis is taking a unique toll on deaf students.

Seventy-four percent of deaf college students consider online learning harder than traditional learning, and many are being denied American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, according to a poll by the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes at the University of Texas at Austin.

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