Checklist for Teaching Deaf Students Online

April 1, 2020

As schools across the country transition to online courses in response to COVID-19, educators are working to ensure students receive the same quality education they received in the classroom. For deaf students, this means all course content must be accessible and equitable.

This checklist for teaching deaf students online helps educators meet their needs and ensures compliance with the law. Stay tuned for a new National Deaf Center resource in the coming weeks, which will expand the checklist with more detailed tips and advice.


A Spark to Ignite #DeafSuccess: 2019 Impact Report

February 27, 2020
A deaf student learned about a deaf adult living a dream they thought was impossible. A student organization founded at a college is connecting deaf students on campus. New summer programs are helping deaf youth connect with mentors, and thousands of deaf high schoolers across the country are learning how to advocate for themselves in a fun way.
These are just a few examples from the National Deaf Center’s 2019 Impact Report, “A Spark to Ignite #DeafSuccess.” It details the barriers NDC helped break down throughout the year, and provides a glimpse into the organization’s continued work in 2020.

‘Begrudging Tolerance’: New Report Reveals Deaf Students’ Experience On Campus

February 24, 2020

“There has been no institutional interest in learning how to become more deaf friendly. The attitude is one of begrudging tolerance at best.”

Deaf students across the country echoed this student’s story in the 2018-2019 Deaf College Student National Accessibility Report, “ACCESS Is More Than Accommodations,” released today by the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes.


Deaf Veterans Face Barriers to Success on U.S. College Campuses

November 8, 2019

Veteran’s Day reminds Americans to be grateful to every person who has worn a military uniform. It is also a reminder to create opportunity for the more than 37,000 deaf veterans enrolled as students in U.S. colleges and universities. A new report from the National Deaf Center finds deaf veterans are not succeeding in college at the same rate as hearing veterans and are in need of more accommodations and support.


New Survey to Help Improve Deaf Student Success on Campus

October 30, 2019

In an effort to improve deaf student success, the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes this month launched the 2019-20 annual Project Opening Doors survey for faculty and deaf students. This year includes a new survey for disability support staff.


When and How Should an Employee Disclose Their Disability?

October 29, 2019

One of the more challenging aspects for a deaf individual while seeking employment is knowing when, and how, to disclose their disability to an employer. Navigating disclosure of a disability for employment purposes is a personal decision. Deaf individuals may find the disclosure process to be challenging because they may encounter employers who are unaware of laws or accommodations, or the deaf individuals may not have the self-advocacy skills to navigate the job search process.


Tia Ivanko: Pathways to Success After High School for Deaf Students

October 28, 2019

A recent article published in Raising and Educating Deaf Children by NDC’s director of operations, Tia Ivanko, outlines in clear, brief language why NDC does what it does. The article, titled “Pathways to Success After High School for Deaf Students,” describes what we know about deaf student success and the implications for improving access for deaf students.


Employment Report Shows Strong Labor Market Passing by Deaf Americans

August 22, 2019

Unemployment in the United States recently hit a 49-year low. However, the strong U.S. labor market is passing by hundreds of thousands of deaf Americans, according to findings of a new employment report by the National Deaf Center. 


A New Report Redefines "Evidence-Based"

July 10, 2019

In a new report, “Evidence-Based Technical Assistance,” the National Deaf Center outlines its unique approach to expand the concept of “evidence-based” for the deaf community, providing a model for other technical assistance and research centers.