Get the Ins and Outs of Accommodations on NDC's New Accommodations 101 Page

June 18, 2021

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 has launched a new Accommodations 101 page to help disability services professionals, educators, employers, and deaf people understand all aspects of accommodations.


Deafverse’s Choose Your Future Activity Kit Helps Deaf Youth Build Self-Determination

May 27, 2021

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.


Find the Perfect Summer Job with These Tips and Resources from NDC

May 13, 2021

Avoid the summer slide by encouraging deaf students to build skills, confidence, and independence and prepare for future careers through work-based learning experiences.

These experiences involve hands-on learning and immersion in real-life work settings while developing work-related technical skills (e.g. communication, critical thinking, leadership, teamwork and problem-solving) and gaining insight into the labor market.


State Spotlight: South Carolina Shows Deaf Students New Roads to #DeafSuccess

May 11, 2021

Deaf students across the country are constantly being underestimated, and working against stereotypes that lower their expectations. In fact, low expectations is one of the root causes for the achievement gap between deaf and hearing people.

In State Spotlight: South Carolina, learn more about how the state combats those expectations by connecting deaf students with positive role models.


Confused about speech-to-text services? We’ve Got You Covered.

May 7, 2021

C-Print, TypeWell, CART, automatic speech recognition — What is the difference between these services, and when is it appropriate to use each? Speech-to-text services (STTS) each have subtle distinctions which can be confusing.

A new, redesigned speech-to-text services resource page from the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) will help you understand different types of STTS, learn when and why certain STTS should be used, and where to find qualified service providers.


Building Relationships Using Interpreting Services

April 22, 2021

Communication is key to building relationships, and interpreting services can make communication between deaf and hearing people better.

We have compiled a bevy of resources to help you increase knowledge and awareness of the variety of interpreting services available, standard practices in the field, and strategies for coordinating interpreting services. Our goal is to help you provide the highest quality access services possible.


Improve Access Through Interpreting: New Resources from NDC

April 6, 2021

To help people understand the diversity of interpreting options and find the right interpreter for any setting, NDC has released several new resources for professionals, deaf students and their families, and anyone who needs to ease communication between deaf and hearing people.


Engaging for Change: State Leaders Meet Regionally to Address Pandemic Crisis for Deaf Youth

November 10, 2020

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.


Room for Improvement: New Report Analyzes Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Deaf Americans

November 10, 2020

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.


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