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.
Disability Services During COVID-19: Supporting Deaf Students and Preparing for an Uncertain Fall 2020July 7, 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.
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).
Everyone at the National Deaf Center is thrilled to celebrate you, your hard work, and all the people who helped you get here.
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.
Racism is also a painful reality within the deaf community. Disparities in opportunity and outcomes for Black deaf Americans are high. Our report on Postsecondary Achievement of Black Deaf People in the United States lays bare the reality that high school, college, and technical training program completion rates for Black deaf people are lower than the national average.
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.
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.
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.
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]