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Strategies for Reopening from Disability Service Professionals

August 3, 2021

As the country begins reopening to greater capacities, institutions must start proactive planning to ensure access for deaf students while maintaining safety practices and guidance.

To help support that planning, the National Deaf Center (NDC) recently held the panel Supporting Deaf College Students: Perspectives from Disability Services on Campus Reopening, which featured experienced disability services professionals who shared strategies for addressing various challenges in anticipation of reopening campus.


Engage for Change | state 2021 Regional Meetings Focused on the Challenges and Successes of Life During a Pandemic

June 28, 2021

Engage for Change | state (EFC) program at the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) brought leaders in education and vocational rehabilitation (VR) together to collaborate on successful strategies to achieve #DeafSuccess at the state level during these difficult times.


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

June 18, 2021

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 has launched a new Accommodations 101 page to help disability services professionals, educators, employers, and deaf people understand all aspects of accommodations.


#DeafSuccess in Times of Uncertainty: Lessons from NDC’s Deaf Student Panel

June 17, 2021

NDC recently hosted Persevering Through Uncertainty: Stories from Deaf Students, a live online discussion featuring a diverse panel of deaf students attending a variety of universities, technical schools and colleges.

The panelists gave professionals and educators the opportunity to learn directly from deaf students, who shared their experiences navigating online classes, managing accommodations, and dealing with stress.


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

May 27, 2021

One of the main ways to build this self-determination and confidence is through defining goals for continuing their education, getting a job, and living their life to the fullest. But to define these goals, students must first look inward to understand their strengths, interests, and needs.

Using the Choose Your Future! Activity Kit, students can work with their families, teachers, or vocational rehabilitation counselors to decide on goals that align with who they truly are. The activity kit teaches deaf youth how to decide, act, and believe.


Get Tips and Resources for Deaf Student Access from NDC on June 24

May 25, 2021

Join the NDC | help team at 2 p.m. CT on June 24 for Deaf Student Access: Tips & Resources for Reopening Campus, a live presentation covering the most frequently asked questions about access and accommodations in a variety of formats.


Using Dialogue to Promote #DeafSuccess in Your Community

May 19, 2021

Building relationships within your community takes time and intentional efforts. That’s why dialogue is key to building #DeafSuccess and a strong and inclusive community that serves all its members.

The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) has been facilitating community conversations, which included state leaders across the country, to help grassroots and local leaders strengthen community connections and build systemic change through dialogue.


Collaboration, Advocacy, and Understanding: Lessons from NDC’s Interpreting Panel

May 14, 2021

Interpreting services cannot be provided in a vacuum. Sign language interpreters have a range of knowledge, skills, and backgrounds. Those varied qualifications must be matched appropriately to the job at hand and the deaf person must be included in every step of the process.

Those were the key lessons from Improve Access Through Interpreting, a live online discussion hosted by the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) on April 29. Attendees had the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of experts, who shared their experience and knowledge.


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

May 13, 2021

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.


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