Teaching Deaf Students Online: New 2-Hour Course Can Help Educators Learn the Basics

September 9, 2020

With the rapid shift to online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more essential than ever to expand your teaching toolbox to make online classes fully accessible — especially for students who are deaf or have diverse educational needs.

Teaching Deaf Students Online, a new self-paced professional development course, can help you adapt your online courses to ensure that they are accessible and inclusive. It is now available in the free online learning library of the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC).


Learn Instructional Strategies for Deaf Student Success in New Three-Hour Online Course

August 13, 2020

A deaf student enrolled in your class, arranged their accommodations, and is ready to learn. Is your teaching plan ready to maximize their learning — as well as the diverse learning styles of a modern college classroom?

It can be with Instructional Strategies for Deaf Student Success, a new self-paced professional development course available in the free online learning library of the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC).


New Online Course Teaches How to Design a Successful Summer Program for Deaf Youth

July 27, 2020

Designing Summer Programs for Deaf Youth, a new self-paced course available in the online learning library of the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC), provides evidence-based and deaf-centered insights, real-world examples, and measurable objectives to create, launch, and evaluate a successful summer camp or program to help deaf youth achieve educational and employment success after high school.


New ASL Name Sign Debuts for Deafverse; Contest Winner to Appear in World Two

July 23, 2020

The Deafverse Name Sign Contest has been concluded, and Deafverse is now represented by a name sign in American Sign Language (ASL). Congratulations to Starla on winning the Name Sign Contest with her name sign!


Sign Language Interpreters Can Earn Up to 5.4 CEUs Free Online

July 9, 2020

Sign language interpreters perform highly complex and essential services for the deaf community. Their professional development shouldn’t have to be inaccessible or costly.


Using Hearing Assistive Devices at Home: 5 Tips for Deaf College Students

April 16, 2020

With the sudden shift to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, deaf and hard of hearing college students who use hearing assistive technology (HAT) may need to shift technology gears — and perhaps even consider different communication methods — to access your online classes from home.


Professional Development Checklist: Six Ways to Improve Your Skills from Home

April 14, 2020

This six-point checklist can help you grow professionally and improve your work with deaf students and clients. It is designed for disability service providers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, student support specialists, academic advisors, and anyone who regularly works to ensure greater deaf success in education and employment.


New Work Based Learning Course Launched by National Deaf Center

April 13, 2020

Developing Accessible Work Based Learning Programs, a new online course available in the National Deaf Center’s learning library, offers practical insights and resources to improve employment outcomes — and close substantial employment gaps — for deaf youth.


Take Control of Your Online Learning: Tips for Deaf College Students

March 27, 2020

COVID-19 has made colleges and universities around the United States switch to online learning for everyone — including deaf students like you.

Whether you have taken an online class before or are new to this, remember: accommodations don’t stop because you are now learning remotely. Here are some strategies for you to take control of your online learning and set yourself up for success. [Disponible en español]


5 Tips for Disability Service Professionals to Provide Accessibility in Online Classes

March 19, 2020

Disability service professionals are on the front lines — bringing their specialized knowledge, unique strengths, and necessary insights — to ensure that all classes are accessible to deaf and hard of hearing students as colleges and schools move them online in response to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). [Disponible en español]


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