How do you make sure your online events are fully accessible to deaf people? NDC Technical Assistance Specialists Lore Kinast and Stephanie Zito offer four main areas to consider when providing accessible online training and meetings for deaf participants.
Engage for Change | state 2021 Regional Meetings Focused on the Challenges and Successes of Life During a PandemicJune 28, 2021
Engage for Change | state (EFC) program at the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) brought leaders in education and vocational rehabilitation (VR) together to collaborate on successful strategies to achieve #DeafSuccess at the state level during these difficult times.
Meet Arlene Ngalle, NDC's program specialist. Arlene keeps NDC running behind the scenes, and is the driver behind the success of our live events. This is her story of being a Deaf student and a mother to a Deaf teenager.
This event has concluded. View the video recording and read a summary here.
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.
NDC recently hosted Persevering Through Uncertainty: Stories from Deaf Students, a live online discussion featuring a diverse panel of deaf students attending a variety of universities, technical schools and colleges.
The panelists gave professionals and educators the opportunity to learn directly from deaf students, who shared their experiences navigating online classes, managing accommodations, and dealing with stress.
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.