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.


AHEAD 2021 Spring Colloquium

As the virtual landscape from the pandemic continues, inquiries on the AHEAD listserv indicate there are many colleagues in need of guidance with coordinating interpreting and speech-to-text services (CART, C-Print, TypeWell) for online classes. Integrating service providers in virtual settings requires proactive planning to ensure effective communication with deaf students. Join the National Deaf Center to learn current practices and tips when coordinating service providers for online meetings, campus events, and more. Presenters will share resources to commonly asked questions from AHEAD members with the goal of providing an equitable college experience for deaf students in a virtual world.


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.


Statement on Anti-Asian Racism and Oppression

March 23, 2021

We at NDC are grieving with the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and we support the members of the AAPI community and the deaf AAPI community in their calls for justice and reform.


Declaración sobre el racismo y la opresión contra los asiáticos

March 23, 2021

En NDC estamos de luto con la comunidad de AAPI, que recién estuvo traumatizada por la violencia interpersonal y el racismo. Los incidentes recientes fueron impulsados ​​por una retórica basada en la supremacía blanca y reflejan la historia de opresión contra la comunidad AAPI.


Celebrate Deaf Women: A Discussion About Navigating Barriers and Building Success

March 22, 2021

Celebrate deaf women with the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC). Join us on March 30 for a live online discussion, featuring a panel of successful deaf women who have broken through systemic barriers in education and employment.


The Power of Community Partnerships: Spotlight on NBDA

March 16, 2021

There is an African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” To create healthy and safe environments for deaf youth to thrive and succeed, it takes more than a village — it takes an entire community of organizations working together.

In recognition of the power of community, the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) reached out to the National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA) to learn and share more about the work they do.


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).


Viral Video Reveals Deaf Student Experiences: Why Attitudes Matter

March 3, 2021

A college professor in California recently sparked a national controversy by shouting at a hard of hearing student in their class when the student failed to respond in what the professor believed was an appropriate amount of time.

Many people found it outrageous that a college professor would not account for the time it takes for a question to be conveyed to the student through a communication access service. But, for deaf students, this interaction was not nearly so shocking.


How to Center Deaf People in Systems Change, According to Local Community Experts

February 25, 2021

It’s been said that the most meaningful change happens at the local level. But how can local communities involve more deaf people in decision making and let them lead the way in creating positive systemic change?

That was the topic of For Deaf People, By Deaf People: Centering Deaf People in Systems Change, a panel discussion hosted online by the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) and its Engage for Change | local (EFC) initiative, which work toward improving educational and employment outcomes for deaf people by facilitating community- and deaf-led dialogs across the nation.


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