Leaders in education and vocational rehabilitation (VR) met throughout the summer and fall in Engage for Change | state (EFC) online regional meetings organized by NDC — determined to advance their short-term pandemic response and proactively create long-term strategies to improve services, support, and outreach to deaf youth.
Vocational rehabilitation (VR) services are necessary for thousands of deaf Americans to successfully join the workforce, make career plans, and reach their employment goals. But U.S. VR agencies can do a better job of serving deaf people, according to a new nationwide report by NDC.
Auto Captions and Deaf Students: Why Automatic Speech Recognition Technology Is Not the Answer (Yet)October 27, 2020
With the rapid shift to online learning due to the pandemic, many colleges and schools are relying upon automatic captions as a quick and cheap way to convert spoken words into text for deaf students in classrooms, events, and extracurricular activities. While this type of automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology may be effective for Alexa — to ask your home device to make a grocery list or set a reminder — it is a sub-standard option in educational settings and can have costly repercussions for institutions.
Liderando el Camino: Ocho Estrategias para que las Comunidades Sordas Implementen Cambios en el Sistema, se basa en un nuevo artículo de investigación publicado en la revista American Annals of the Deaf escrito por Garberoglio, Diego Guerra, Genelle Sanders y Stephanie Cawthon, que resume lo que el NDC aprendió de las conversaciones comunitarias realizadas. a lo largo del país.
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).
Plan Your Future: A Guide to Vocational Rehabilitation For Deaf Youth, a new resource from the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC), helps deaf youth and their families know what services are available, figure out who to contact, and gather the right information to ensure they get the most out of their state’s VR services. The guide is available in English, Spanish and ASL. [Disponible en español]
La Nueva Guía Del Centro Nacional De Sordos (NDC) Ayuda A Los Jóvenes Sordos A Obtener Trabajo, Capacitación Y Más Con Los Servicios De Rehabilitación VocacionalAugust 27, 2020
“Planifique su Futuro: Guía de Rehabilitación Vocacional para Jóvenes Sordos”, es un nuevo recurso del Centro Nacional de Sordos sobre Resultados Postsecundarios (NDC), ayuda a los jóvenes sordos y a sus familias a saber qué servicios están disponibles, saber a quién pueden contactar y a reunir la información adecuada para que se aseguren de aprovechar al máximo los servicios de VR del Estado en el que se encuentran. Esta guía está disponible en inglés, en español y en la Lengua de Señas Americanas. [Read in English]
Fall 2020 is full of uncertainty and stress for deaf students, families, and educators. To support them and help prevent academic setbacks, social isolation, and unequal access, the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) has introduced Deaf Success in Fall 2020: Guides for High Schools, Colleges, and Families.
New Resource for Disability Support Professionals: Making Online Learning Accessible for Deaf StudentsJuly 21, 2020
Making Online Learning Accessible for Deaf Students: Tips for Disability Student Services provides a clear, easy-to-understand guide to the legal obligations, best practices, and resources available to ensure deaf students get the same education as their peers when classes are online.
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).