The Importance of Student Feedback to Improve Campus Access

"I think it's time for a new perspective, one that only a deaf person can offer."
Dr. Harvey J. Corson.

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.

Prepare for the Fall Semester by Improving Strategies for Coordinating Accommodations

As Fall semester approaches, the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) is here to help! Whether returning to physical classes, staying virtual, or using a hybrid model, effective coordination and management of accommodations across different settings is complex and multifaceted.

To ensure that your campus is prepared to support accommodation requests, take a system-wide approach that includes key players outside your department — faculty, information technology staff, and campus staff, for example.

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.

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.

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.

Live Panel October 27: Accessible Instruction for Deaf College Students During COVID-19 and Beyond

 

Watch the live panel.

Ensuring that every student has access to your instruction is more important than ever, yet can be more challenging due to the pandemic — whether you’re teaching online, in person, or a little bit of both.

Get Answers About Online Accommodations with NDC Live on Sept. 15

5 Tools for Disability Service Providers at Colleges and Universities Serving Deaf Students

A new semester can be overwhelming, but NDC is here with you. NDC can help streamline procedures to enhance disability services offices working with deaf students, with guides to help you build request forms, create a student absence policy and more.

Here are five commonly requested resources for disability services professionals. Visit nationaldeafcenter.org/dsptoolkit for a complete list of related resources, or reach out to help@nationaldeafcenter.org for personalized assistance.

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