Take Control of Your Online Learning: Tips for Deaf College Students

March 27, 2020

COVID-19 has made colleges and universities around the United States switch to online learning for everyone — including deaf students like you.

Whether you have taken an online class before or are new to this, remember: accommodations don’t stop because you are now learning remotely. Here are some strategies for you to take control of your online learning and set yourself up for success. [Disponible en español]


Remember Accessibility in the Rush to Online Instruction: 10 Tips for Educators

March 12, 2020

As colleges and schools scramble to take their teaching online in response to the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), educators must not forget — and must know how to make their instruction accessible to — deaf and hard of hearing students and their peers. [Disponible en español]


The Significance of Harvard’s Settlement on Video Accessibility

January 21, 2020

Recently, Harvard University settled a class action lawsuit filed in 2015 by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). The case revolved around the lack of captioning for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). NAD also sued the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for similar reasons and that case is still being litigated.

The Department of Justice made statements that the universities were discriminating against deaf individuals by “failing to provide equal access in the form of captions.”
 


“Important Contribution to the Field” Praises Review of Book by Cawthon and Garberoglio

May 1, 2019

In March, a leading journal in deaf education published a glowing review of the book written by National Deaf Center’s leadership, praising that it “provides a thorough and important contribution to the field of postsecondary outcomes for deaf individuals.”


Stephanie Cawthon: Deaf-Friendly Starbucks Proves Power of Inclusivity

April 15, 2019

Starbucks has just opened its first “signing store” in the U.S., where the staff are deaf or hard of hearing, sign language is an option and technology is available that makes the coffee experience accessible.