Black History Month is an annual observance of contributions, achievements, and culture of black Americans. In K-12 education, black American contributions and events may not be acknowledged or taught, so Black History Month is a way to make sure that children from all walks of life know that black history, as well as all cultural histories, are also part of American history.
NDC facilitated a Postsecondary Interpreting Task Force on Jan. 14-15 to examine central questions surrounding equitable access — What does it look like? What are current standard practices, and what strategies should professionals consider to ensure deaf students are able to actively participate in all aspects of their continued education?
NDC’s Self-Determination Task Force brings together experts and professionals from diverse communities and fields annually to discuss how to instill and increase self-determination for deaf students.
This year marked the third annual meeting where members offered additional insights on new practices while building on strategies discussed in previous years; ultimately leading to the planning and development of new resources and actions to take for the following year.
Deaf people can feel isolated and outcast at holiday gatherings, but they don't have to. Read NDC's tips for including deaf guests in your holiday celebrations.
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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.
The third annual Engage for Change | state convening at the National Deaf Center on June 17-19, 2019, will gather 87 leaders from 39 states to collaborate on improving deaf education and employment throughout the United States.