Join Us for TWO #DeafAtWork Online Panels — May 27 and June 9

May 13, 2020

Many of our work routines have been disrupted with the COVID pandemic. We want to take the opportunity to come together as deaf employees to share strategies and success stories with our community.

NDC will host TWO live online panels for deaf employees.


8 Essential Resources for VR Success with Deaf Youth During COVID-19

May 14, 2020

NDC has a wealth of online VR resources just a click away, to boost deaf success during the pandemic (and beyond). These are the “essential eight” — the most useful, evidence-based assets every VR counselor needs right now — in a checklist format for easy implementation with deaf clients.


Pandemic Taking Unique Toll on Deaf College Students, According to New Poll

May 12, 2020

As U.S. college students grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new poll reveals the crisis is taking a unique toll on deaf students.

[Disponible en español]


Seven Tips to Improve Communication with Your Deaf Teenager During COVID-19

May 7, 2020

Here are seven quick tips for hearing parents, guardians, and hosts to improve communication with deaf children and guests, understand them better, and create a household that’s happier for everyone. [Disponible en español]


Decide, Act, Believe: How to Assess and Empower Self-Determination in Deaf Youth

April 30, 2020

Deaf teenagers already have a lot on their minds, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. And like all teenagers, they are experiencing lots of feelings of uncertainty, anticipation, and insecurity as they navigate the transition from child to adult. That’s where self-determination can help — during the pandemic and beyond. [Disponible en español]


How to Host Effective and Accessible Online Meetings with Deaf Participants

April 28, 2020

Whether you are meeting with colleagues who are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or connecting with clients in another state, a little advance planning can make sure your next online meeting is effective and accessible to deaf and hard of hearing people who will be attending.

Besides running a better meeting, effective communication between hearing and deaf people has other benefits for career success. Research shows it strengthens relationships, increases well-being, and fosters meaningful participation in the workplace.

[Disponible en español]

Seven Presentations at AERA 2020 Highlight NDC’s Innovative Research Findings

April 21, 2020

Researchers from the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) were originally scheduled to make seven presentations—the most ever at a conference by NDC staff—at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2020 Annual Meeting on April 17-21, the world’s largest gathering of education researchers and a showcase for innovative studies. Because the conference was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the papers and presentations will be uploaded to the AERA Online Repository to expand their impact, discoverability, and authentication.


Director’s Update, April 2020: We’re In This Together

April 20, 2020

As we all cope with our “new normal” and struggle to grasp the magnitude of what’s happening — and the uncertainty of what’s to come — I want to take a moment to pause and check in with you. This is what I know for sure:


Inside Higher Ed Q&A with Director Stephanie Cawthon: Challenges Students Face During COVID-19

April 20, 2020

Inside Higher Ed, the online source for higher education news and thought leadership for 3.2 million monthly readers, interviewed National Deaf Center Director Stephanie W. Cawthon, PhD, for a special Q&A about the challenges facing students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic and how colleges can respond to those challenges.


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.


Pages