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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.”
 


Task Force Looks for Ways to Better Foster Self-Determination

December 3, 2019

NDC’s Self-Determination Task Force brings together experts and professionals from diverse communities and fields annually to discuss how to instill and increase self-determination for deaf students.

This year marked the third annual meeting where members offered additional insights on new practices while building on strategies discussed in previous years; ultimately leading to the planning and development of new resources and actions to take for the following year.


A Holiday for the Whole Family: Tips to Include Deaf Guests

November 20, 2019

Deaf people can feel isolated and outcast at holiday gatherings, but they don't have to. Read NDC's tips for including deaf guests in your holiday celebrations.
[Disponible en español.]


Deaf Veterans Face Barriers to Success on U.S. College Campuses

November 8, 2019

Veteran’s Day reminds Americans to be grateful to every person who has worn a military uniform. It is also a reminder to create opportunity for the more than 37,000 deaf veterans enrolled as students in U.S. colleges and universities. A new report from the National Deaf Center finds deaf veterans are not succeeding in college at the same rate as hearing veterans and are in need of more accommodations and support.


New Survey to Help Improve Deaf Student Success on Campus

October 30, 2019

In an effort to improve deaf student success, the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes this month launched the 2019-20 annual Project Opening Doors survey for faculty and deaf students. This year includes a new survey for disability support staff.


When and How Should an Employee Disclose Their Disability?

October 29, 2019

One of the more challenging aspects for a deaf individual while seeking employment is knowing when, and how, to disclose their disability to an employer. Navigating disclosure of a disability for employment purposes is a personal decision. Deaf individuals may find the disclosure process to be challenging because they may encounter employers who are unaware of laws or accommodations, or the deaf individuals may not have the self-advocacy skills to navigate the job search process.


Tia Ivanko: Pathways to Success After High School for Deaf Students

October 28, 2019

A recent article published in Raising and Educating Deaf Children by NDC’s director of operations, Tia Ivanko, outlines in clear, brief language why NDC does what it does. The article, titled “Pathways to Success After High School for Deaf Students,” describes what we know about deaf student success and the implications for improving access for deaf students.


Employment Report Shows Strong Labor Market Passing by Deaf Americans

August 22, 2019

Unemployment in the United States recently hit a 49-year low. However, the strong U.S. labor market is passing by hundreds of thousands of deaf Americans, according to findings of a new employment report by the National Deaf Center. 


A New Report Redefines "Evidence-Based"

July 10, 2019

In a new report, “Evidence-Based Technical Assistance,” the National Deaf Center outlines its unique approach to expand the concept of “evidence-based” for the deaf community, providing a model for other technical assistance and research centers. 


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