Get the Ins and Outs of Accommodations on NDC's New Accommodations 101 Page

Accommodations are not one-size-fits-all, and are as varied as deaf people themselves. But that doesn’t mean that finding the right combination of accommodations needs to be difficult or confusing.

Deafverse’s Choose Your Future Activity Kit Helps Deaf Youth Build Self-Determination

The National Deaf Center’s groundbreaking free online game Deafverse gives deaf youth a fun and safe space to practice applying self-determination skills at home, in school, and in the community. Self-determination is about acting or causing things to happen in your life so that you can reach your goals.

Find the Perfect Summer Job with These Tips and Resources from NDC

Avoid the summer slide by encouraging deaf students to build skills, confidence, and independence and prepare for future careers through work-based learning experiences.

These experiences involve hands-on learning and immersion in real-life work settings while developing work-related technical skills (e.g. communication, critical thinking, leadership, teamwork and problem-solving) and gaining insight into the labor market.

State Spotlight: South Carolina Shows Deaf Students New Roads to #DeafSuccess

Deaf students across the country are constantly being underestimated, and working against stereotypes that lower the expectations others have for them and that they have for themselves. In fact, low expectations is one of the root causes for the achievement gap between deaf and hearing people identified by researchers at the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes.

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Building Relationships Using Interpreting Services

Improve Access Through Interpreting: New Resources from NDC

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

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.

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