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Get Strategies for Deaf-Led System Change with New Resource

October 7, 2020

Decisions are made every day about deaf people’s lives without involving deaf people. This needs to change. The lived experience and knowledge of deaf community members must guide policy changes, strategic planning, and programs that are designed to reduce barriers and increase opportunities for deaf people in the United States. Listening to community members, and letting them lead the way, is important. This is a core value of the work we do at the National Deaf Center (NDC).


Deaf Success Story: Cookie Brand, School Counselor

September 22, 2020

Cookie Brand 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.


Comparta experiencias, obtenga consejos y conéctese con otras familias de estudiantes sordos

September 14, 2020

Las familias de estudiantes sordos en todo el país tienen la oportunidad de conectarse entre sí durante dos paneles en línea en vivo organizados por el Centro Nacional de Sordos sobre Resultados Postsecundarios, el 20 y 29 de septiembre. Los paneles están abiertos a cualquier persona y la asistencia es gratuita.


Live Panels: Share Experiences, Get Advice, and Connect with Other Families of Deaf Students

September 9, 2020

Families of deaf students nationwide have an opportunity to connect with each other during two live, online panels hosted by the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes, on Sept. 20 and 29. The panels are open to anyone and free to attend.


Get Answers About Online Accommodations with NDC Live on Sept. 15

September 2, 2020

Why can’t I use auto-captions? What does “effective communication” mean? How do I pin the interpreter?

Get answers to these frequently asked questions and more with NDC Live: Remote Services, a free, online event featuring members of the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes’ (NDC) help team, Stephanie Zito, MS, NIC and Lore Kinast, MA. Their presentation, based off their presentation at the AHEAD 2020 Conference, will focus on remote service providers such as interpreters and speech-to-text professionals.


Vocational Rehabilitation During COVID-19: Shifting Online to Support Access for Deaf Students

August 25, 2020

More than 500 VR staff, community rehabilitation providers (CRPs), and educators registered for two online events. Vocational Rehabilitation During COVID-19: A Live Discussion for Transition Professionals, organized by the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC), was held on July 28 and Aug. 6.


Communicating With a Face Mask: What Colleges Need to Know for Deaf Students (and Everyone)

July 30, 2020

Whether made of brightly-colored cotton or medical-grade materials, face masks are now a fact of life during the pandemic to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. But face masks can make communication difficult, especially for deaf students, faculty, and staff at your college — and it’s an issue that transcends the classroom.

The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) has identified the key communications concerns on campus regarding face masks, as well as strategies to overcome those barriers and ensure effective communications for all.


Zito and Kinast Present at AHEAD 2020 Conference: Online Accessibility and Deaf Students

July 14, 2020

Stephanie Zito and Lore Kinast, Technical Assistance Specialists at the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC), will present at AHEAD 2020: Equity and Excellence, a national online conference featuring experts on access in higher education.


Vocational Rehabilitation During COVID-19: A Live Online Discussion for Transition Professionals

July 7, 2020

Vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies nationwide have faced many challenges in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as they strive to support deaf individuals’ access to Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS), vocational training and employment.

Now, VR staff and community rehabilitation providers (CRPs) can gather in an online discussion to share challenges and success stories. NDC is offering two live panels on two different dates to choose from. The content will be the same for each date; we ask individuals to register for only one date.


Disability Services During COVID-19: Supporting Deaf Students and Preparing for an Uncertain Fall 2020

July 7, 2020

From finding face masks to facing unknown details for fall semester, disability services professionals at hundreds of U.S. colleges and universities are finding unique ways to serve deaf college students, faculty, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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