Dr. Carrie Lou Garberoglio gave a keynote address at the TDI 24th Biennial Conference on July 27. The conference, with the theme “Reset and Reconnect,” reflects the seismic change many had to make by embracing new ways of participating in educational, medical, or employment activities in a virtual space. This change has created a wake-up call to ensure full virtual access for deaf students, families, and workers.
NDC continues to receive inquiries, concerns, and reports of unique challenges from DSS offices around the country that are navigating access and accommodations as they create equitable learning environments for deaf students. NDC is here to help you navigate this uncharted territory.
Lore Kinast, a technical assistance specialist from NDC has been providing support for stakeholders all over the country throughout the pandemic. She is a recent graduate, giving her first-hand experience navigating education during the pandemic, and has some insights, information, and resources to help you prepare for this fall!
To help support equitable educational access for deaf students during what can be anxious and stressful times, the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) has put together guides for deaf students and their families, high schools, colleges, and postsecondary programs.
NDC held the live panel Deaf Student Access: Tips & Resources for Reopening Campus, a presentation with members of our NDC | help team, Stephanie Zito, M.S., NIC and Lore Kinast, Ed.D., covering the most frequently asked questions about access and accommodations when supporting #DeafSuccess during school reopening.
NDC provides individualized support for creating more accessible environments and ensuring equitable experiences for deaf students on campuses across the country.
NDC spoke with Scott Ritter, director of disability resource and testing and assessment services, and Jana Mauldin, senior interpretation advisor and coordinator, from Madison College to tell us about their experiences partnering with NDC.
Mentoring opportunities offer valuable experiences that contribute to personal, academic, and career development for deaf youth. Yet, the number of opportunities or experiences for mentoring are limited. In many ways, deaf youth experience isolation and have limited opportunities to interact with peers or deaf role models.
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.
This time of transition is the perfect time to get back to the basics and focus on your own professional development and opportunities for growth, for you and for those you serve, as you face new challenges. The National Deaf Center for Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) offers NDC | learn, a complete library of online resources and classes — all on your timeline, at no cost.
As colleges, universities, and training programs get ready for the fall semester, it’s time to check in with deaf students about their accommodations.
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.