OSEP Conference Highlights: NDC Resources to Support Deaf Youth in Transition

July 18, 2022

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) seeks to improve outcomes for children with disabilities and their families through funding centers like ours, the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC). To help achieve this mission, OSEP is hosting a OSEP Leadership and Project Directors’ Conference during the week of July 18, 2022.

NDC Hopes to See You at #NAD2022

June 23, 2022

The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) is heading to Orlando for the National Deaf Association’s (NAD) Biennial Conference! We can’t wait to see everyone during the event, which goes from June 30th-July 4th.

New Report: Supporting Deaf College Students

June 14, 2022

The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) is releasing its latest report about improving the full deaf student experience called Supporting Deaf College Students: Perspectives from Disability Services Professionals. It summarizes the findings of a national survey of disability services professionals in 2018-2020 about services provided to deaf college students on their campus.

Learn How Assistive Listening Systems Can Help Your Deaf Students

May 26, 2022

CANCELLED The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) is hosting a two-part webinar with Dr. Sarah Sparks on May 26 at 1:00pm CT designed to help strengthen your understanding of assistive listening systems. 

NDC Hosts Webinar on Making Graduation Accessible

In an effort to support schools increase accessibility, the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) hosted a webinar called “Commencements for All: Making Graduation Accessible” to guide attendees through best practices and strategies for planning accommodations for graduation ceremonies. 

Commencements for All: Q&A Session Making Graduation Accessible for Deaf People

April 5, 2022

Making sure graduation, an important milestone and acknowledgement for students, is accessible for deaf students and attendees needs to be a key part of the planning of the event. This proactive planning can make the difference between an exciting day with friends and family or a day full of disappointment and frustration.  

Commencements for All: Webinar for Making Graduation Accessible

Every student looks forward to that one special day when all their hard work is rewarded, and their accomplishments celebrated- graduation. The pomp and circumstance, the ceremony, and loved ones gathered together should make for one of the most memorable days of a student’s life.

Our Expectations Matter When It Comes to Postsecondary Enrollment

January 30, 2022

When we think about predictors of postsecondary enrollment and #DeafSuccess, we often look at grades or academic skills. While these are important factors, the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) has found that “high expectations for success” are one of five key impact areas for postsecondary attainment.

Steps to Equitably Include Deaf Students in Assessments

January 13, 2022

Standardized testing has many uses in education, but far too often deaf students are left without fully equitable test taking opportunities. These tests can be vital to a student’s success. They measure progress, document achieving, and show readiness for postsecondary education or employment.

In Case You Missed It...

December 17, 2021

The end of the year is often a time of reflection and looking back on the things that impacted us the most. In 2021, many of us were challenged to find ways to adapt to life after a year of lockdown, disconnection, and isolation. During this time, many people turned to NDC to help them navigate a variety of issues that act as barriers to #deafsuccess.

In case you missed it, below are the most common questions for the top 6 content areas we received this past year and a list of resources we provided in response.