Director’s Update, April 2020: We’re In This Together

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As we all cope with our “new normal” and struggle to grasp the magnitude of what’s happening — and the uncertainty of what’s to come — I want to take a moment to pause and check in with you. This is what I know for sure:

  • People first, projects second.

  • All plans can and may change.

Inside Higher Ed Q&A with Director Stephanie Cawthon: Challenges Students Face During COVID-19

Inside Higher Ed, the online source for higher education news and thought leadership for 3.2 million monthly readers, interviewed National Deaf Center Director Stephanie W.

Using Hearing Assistive Devices at Home: 5 Tips for Deaf College Students

Live Discussion with Deaf Students: Help! All My Classes are Online!

Meeting the Needs of Deaf College Students: Live Panels, New Resources, and Help Desk

Deaf college students, just like their peers, have faced a challenging spring semester — from coping with a worldwide pandemic to the sudden move to online classes for many. These changes in learning environments mean so much more to deaf students than just Zoom meetings and searching for wifi. Accessibility has changed dramatically in just a short period of time.

Professional Development Checklist: Six Ways to Improve Your Skills from Home

Deafverse Can Help Deaf Teens Connect and Learn from Home

Media Advisory: New Resources Available for Deaf Students During COVID-19

AUSTIN, Texas — Parents and educators can make online learning accessible for deaf and hard of hearing students during the COVID-19 pandemic with new online resources from the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes at the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin.

WHERE: Online:

Join Us for a Live Student Panel


Learn more about the outcome of this panel here.

Calling all deaf students!

Checklist for Teaching Deaf Students Online