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The Significance of Harvard’s Settlement on Video Accessibility

January 21, 2020

Recently, Harvard University settled a class action lawsuit filed in 2015 by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). The case revolved around the lack of captioning for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). NAD also sued the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for similar reasons and that case is still being litigated.

The Department of Justice made statements that the universities were discriminating against deaf individuals by “failing to provide equal access in the form of captions.”
 


Planning Ahead: Internships, Practicums, and Other Field Experiences

January 14, 2020

In addition to opportunities to participate in various activities on campus for deaf students, don't forget to include off-campus learning experiences as part of your planning. We're here to help!


National Deaf Center Releases Online Course, Deaf 101, to Provide Tools to Communicate Effectively with Deaf Individuals

September 26, 2019

How much do you know about deaf people? Whether you’re an ASL student, a teacher or coworker of a deaf person, about to hire a deaf employee, or just plain curious, it’s worth taking some time to understand what it means to be deaf and how to interact with deaf people. If only there was an easy course online somewhere. Look no further! The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) launched Deaf 101 today.


“Important Contribution to the Field” Praises Review of Book by Cawthon and Garberoglio

May 1, 2019

In March, a leading journal in deaf education published a glowing review of the book written by National Deaf Center’s leadership, praising that it “provides a thorough and important contribution to the field of postsecondary outcomes for deaf individuals.”


Stephanie Cawthon: Deaf-Friendly Starbucks Proves Power of Inclusivity

April 15, 2019

Starbucks has just opened its first “signing store” in the U.S., where the staff are deaf or hard of hearing, sign language is an option and technology is available that makes the coffee experience accessible.


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