We have exciting news to share! The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) has once again received funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). This means we can continue our work for another five years, and hopefully beyond!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deaf students across the country are constantly being underestimated, and working against stereotypes that lower their expectations. In fact, low expectations is one of the root causes for the achievement gap between deaf and hearing people.
In State Spotlight: South Carolina, learn more about how the state combats those expectations by connecting deaf students with positive role models.
C-Print, TypeWell, CART, automatic speech recognition — What is the difference between these services, and when is it appropriate to use each? Speech-to-text services (STTS) each have subtle distinctions which can be confusing.
A new, redesigned speech-to-text services resource page from the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) will help you understand different types of STTS, learn when and why certain STTS should be used, and where to find qualified service providers.
Communication is key to building relationships, and interpreting services can make communication between deaf and hearing people better.
We have compiled a bevy of resources to help you increase knowledge and awareness of the variety of interpreting services available, standard practices in the field, and strategies for coordinating interpreting services. Our goal is to help you provide the highest quality access services possible.