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.


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.


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.


State Leaders Share Ways to Increase Access to Services for Deaf Youth

January 25, 2021

The transition from high school to further education, training, or career is a pivotal time for young people. Marginalized groups – including deaf students – are especially vulnerable during this time, and access to services is critical to ensuring success.

State leaders in deaf education, vocational rehabilitation, and other areas vital for #DeafSuccess met online on Jan. 12 as part of the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes’ Engage for Change | state initiative.


Live Panel December 8: The Power of Community: Centering Deaf People in Decision Making

November 24, 2020

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. In reality, however, this is seldom the case. Decisions are made for, and behalf of, deaf people without involving them every day. This upcoming live event panel on Dec 8 is an opportunity for panelists to gain an understanding of the importance of including deaf people in decision making and key elements of deaf-led community projects.


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.


Nuevas Estrategias Para el Cambio del Sistema Dirigido por Personas Sordas con un Nuevo Recurso.

October 7, 2020

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. 


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