Communicating With a Face Mask: What Colleges Need to Know for Deaf Students (and Everyone)

July 30, 2020

Whether made of brightly-colored cotton or medical-grade materials, face masks are now a fact of life during the pandemic to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. But face masks can make communication difficult, especially for deaf students, faculty, and staff at your college — and it’s an issue that transcends the classroom.

The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) has identified the key communications concerns on campus regarding face masks, as well as strategies to overcome those barriers and ensure effective communications for all.


Q&A with Deaf Chef David Uzzell

July 27, 2020

In honor of National Culinary Arts Month, NDC asked deaf chef David Uzzell about how he got started in the industry and his advice for aspiring chefs.


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!


New Resource for Disability Support Professionals: Making Online Learning Accessible for Deaf Students

July 21, 2020

Making Online Learning Accessible for Deaf Students: Tips for Disability Student Services provides a clear, easy-to-understand guide to the legal obligations, best practices, and resources available to ensure deaf students get the same education as their peers when classes are online.


Zito and Kinast Present at AHEAD 2020 Conference: Online Accessibility and Deaf Students

July 14, 2020

Stephanie Zito and Lore Kinast, Technical Assistance Specialists at the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC), will present at AHEAD 2020: Equity and Excellence, a national online conference featuring experts on access in higher education.


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.


Vocational Rehabilitation During COVID-19: A Live Online Discussion for Transition Professionals

July 7, 2020

Vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies nationwide have faced many challenges in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as they strive to support deaf individuals’ access to Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS), vocational training and employment.

Now, VR staff and community rehabilitation providers (CRPs) can gather in an online discussion to share challenges and success stories. NDC is offering two live panels on two different dates to choose from. The content will be the same for each date; we ask individuals to register for only one date.


Disability Services During COVID-19: Supporting Deaf Students and Preparing for an Uncertain Fall 2020

July 7, 2020

From finding face masks to facing unknown details for fall semester, disability services professionals at hundreds of U.S. colleges and universities are finding unique ways to serve deaf college students, faculty, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Deaf at Work During the Pandemic: Making Gains with Flexibility, Optimism, and Resilience

July 2, 2020

Before the pandemic, deaf employees of all trades faced barriers and challenges, which have now become magnified by the major workplace and life changes imposed by the response to COVID-19.

Yet deaf people have seized the opportunity to be flexible, stay optimistic, and remain resilient. [Disponible en español]


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