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.


Free, Online Professional Development for ASL Interpreters

April 14, 2021

The National Deaf Center (NDC) offers a complete library of online classes for sign language interpreters to earn RID CEUs and boost their knowledge — on their own timeline, at no cost.


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.


Attitudes and Biases as Barriers for Deaf People: New Online Course Explores Their Impact and Ways to Take Action

March 11, 2021


If you teach, supervise, or work with deaf people, how can you learn about the impact of your attitudes and biases on their daily experiences and create space to honor and support them? Learn how in Attitudes and Biases as Barriers for Deaf People, a new self-paced course now available in the free online learning library of the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC).


College Matters: New Research Shows Better Outcomes for Deaf People Who Continue Their Education

March 8, 2021

Deaf people who attended college, university, trade school, or other postsecondary training did better in life — regardless of whether or not they graduated. This is according to a new paper published in the American Annals of the Deaf by researchers from the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes and SRI International.


Learn How to Engage Deaf Communities in New Online Course

February 9, 2021

Successful community engagement is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Creating a positive impact in deaf communities — especially for deaf youth transitioning from high school to adulthood — requires knowledge and skills to facilitate conversations, earn and strengthen relationships, and develop action plans that prioritize deaf people’s needs.

Learn how in Engaging Deaf Communities for Systems Change, a new self-paced professional development course now available in the free online learning library of the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC).


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