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.
There has been a significant increase in the use of captioning services for online learning due to COVID-19 pandemic. To keep up with the demand, many educational entities have turned to Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology to provide equitable and timely accessibility for students. While ASR has seen rapid developments in recent years, the gaps in the technology compromises equity access for deaf students. This presentation is designed to give answers to commonly asked questions from professionals in education settings.
Ensuring that every student has access to your instruction is more important than ever, yet can be more challenging due to the pandemic — whether you’re teaching online, in person, or a little bit of both.
This course is free and open to all. It is a self-paced professional development online course designed for professionals, community members, transition counselors, interpreters, and anyone interested in learning about creating a mentoring program.
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).
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).
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.
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!
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.