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Deaf at Work During the Pandemic: Making Gains with Flexibility, Optimism, and Resilience

July 2, 2020

Before the pandemic, deaf employees of all trades faced barriers and challenges, which have now become magnified by the major workplace and life changes imposed by the response to COVID-19.

Yet deaf people have seized the opportunity to be flexible, stay optimistic, and remain resilient. [Disponible en español]


State Leaders Gather to Strategize Transition Planning and Services for Deaf Youth During COVID-19

June 23, 2020

Determined to provide vital transition services for deaf youth despite a global pandemic, 45 leaders in education and vocational rehabilitation (VR) from 25 states gathered online on May 28 for a special event, “Transition Planning in the Time of COVID-19,” organized by the Engage for Change | state team at the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC).


Congratulations, Class of 2020: Celebrating Your #DeafSuccess!

June 9, 2020

Everyone at the National Deaf Center is thrilled to celebrate you, your hard work, and all the people who helped you get here.


Serving Deaf College Students: A Live Discussion on Navigating COVID-19 and Beyond

June 3, 2020

NDC is providing an opportunity for disability services professionals to attend TWO live online panels. In our efforts to meet scheduling options for as many participants as possible, we are offering two different opportunities to choose from. Since the content will be the same for each date, we ask individuals to register for one date. The live panels will be recorded for internal evaluation purposes only. Recordings will not be made available to the public.


Deaf Success Story: Carlos Aponte-Salcedo, School Counselor and Administrator

May 26, 2020

Carlos Aponte-Salcedo is the newest profile in the #DeafSuccess video series by the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes. Featuring firsthand accounts from deaf Americans, #DeafSuccess videos show deaf youth the wide variety of paths adulthood can take and seek to empower them to have high expectations for the future.


Join Us for TWO #DeafAtWork Online Panels — May 27 and June 9

May 13, 2020

Many of our work routines have been disrupted with the COVID pandemic. We want to take the opportunity to come together as deaf employees to share strategies and success stories with our community.

NDC will host TWO live online panels for deaf employees.


Pandemic Taking Unique Toll on Deaf College Students, According to New Poll

May 12, 2020

As U.S. college students grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new poll reveals the crisis is taking a unique toll on deaf students.


Seven Tips to Improve Communication with Your Deaf Teenager During COVID-19

May 7, 2020

Here are seven quick tips for hearing parents, guardians, and hosts to improve communication with deaf children and guests, understand them better, and create a household that’s happier for everyone. [Disponible en español]


Decide, Act, Believe: How to Assess and Empower Self-Determination in Deaf Youth

April 30, 2020

Deaf teenagers already have a lot on their minds, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. And like all teenagers, they are experiencing lots of feelings of uncertainty, anticipation, and insecurity as they navigate the transition from child to adult. That’s where self-determination can help — during the pandemic and beyond. [Disponible en español]


How to Host Effective and Accessible Online Meetings with Deaf Participants

April 28, 2020

Whether you are meeting with colleagues who are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or connecting with clients in another state, a little advance planning can make sure your next online meeting is effective and accessible to deaf and hard of hearing people who will be attending.

Besides running a better meeting, effective communication between hearing and deaf people has other benefits for career success. Research shows it strengthens relationships, increases well-being, and fosters meaningful participation in the workplace.

[Disponible en español]

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