New Beginnings, Growth, and Uncertainty: NDC Is with You

May 20, 2021

As summer approaches, we at NDC recognize that change is in the air. Students are graduating, getting ready for summer, looking for jobs, and planning for the next phase in their lives. Reflecting on the year that has passed, it makes sense that the time ahead is filled with uncertainty.


Using Dialogue to Promote #DeafSuccess in Your Community

May 19, 2021

Building relationships within your community takes time and intentional efforts. That’s why dialogue is key to building #DeafSuccess and a strong and inclusive community that serves all its members.

The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) has been facilitating community conversations, which included state leaders across the country, to help grassroots and local leaders strengthen community connections and build systemic change through dialogue.


Congratulations to the Class of 2021

May 18, 2021

You’ve made it! From all of us at the National Deaf Center, we celebrate all your hard work towards this great achievement. We know how difficult this past year has been and all the challenges you faced while working toward achieving your goals. You kept moving forward, even though the uncertainty of the pandemic. That is much to be celebrated as you step into this next part of your journey.


Collaboration, Advocacy, and Understanding: Lessons from NDC’s Interpreting Panel

May 14, 2021

Interpreting services cannot be provided in a vacuum. Sign language interpreters have a range of knowledge, skills, and backgrounds. Those varied qualifications must be matched appropriately to the job at hand and the deaf person must be included in every step of the process.

Those were the key lessons from Improve Access Through Interpreting, a live online discussion hosted by the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) on April 29. Attendees had the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of experts, who shared their experience and knowledge.


Find the Perfect Summer Job with These Tips and Resources from NDC

May 13, 2021

Avoid the summer slide by encouraging deaf students to build skills, confidence, and independence and prepare for future careers through work-based learning experiences.

These experiences involve hands-on learning and immersion in real-life work settings while developing work-related technical skills (e.g. communication, critical thinking, leadership, teamwork and problem-solving) and gaining insight into the labor market.


State Spotlight: South Carolina Shows Deaf Students New Roads to #DeafSuccess

May 11, 2021

Deaf students across the country are constantly being underestimated, and working against stereotypes that lower their expectations. In fact, low expectations is one of the root causes for the achievement gap between deaf and hearing people.

In State Spotlight: South Carolina, learn more about how the state combats those expectations by connecting deaf students with positive role models.


Confused about speech-to-text services? We’ve Got You Covered.

May 7, 2021

C-Print, TypeWell, CART, automatic speech recognition — What is the difference between these services, and when is it appropriate to use each? Speech-to-text services (STTS) each have subtle distinctions which can be confusing.

A new, redesigned speech-to-text services resource page from the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) will help you understand different types of STTS, learn when and why certain STTS should be used, and where to find qualified service providers.


New Live Panel: Learn from Student Experiences on June 3

May 6, 2021


Join us on June 3 at 2 p.m. CT for Persevering Through Uncertainty: Stories from Deaf Students, a live online discussion featuring a diverse panel of deaf students attending a variety of universities, technical schools and colleges.


Find Recordings, Information, and More on New Events Page

April 29, 2021

Did you miss a live event and want to get caught up? We’ve got you covered. Visit the retooled Events and Presentations page from the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC).


Building Relationships Using Interpreting Services

April 22, 2021

Communication is key to building relationships, and interpreting services can make communication between deaf and hearing people better.

We have compiled a bevy of resources to help you increase knowledge and awareness of the variety of interpreting services available, standard practices in the field, and strategies for coordinating interpreting services. Our goal is to help you provide the highest quality access services possible.


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