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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Join us on April 29 for a live online discussion about interpreting services, featuring a panel of experts and NDC’s in-depth resources. The discussion will begin at 2 p.m. central time, on Zoom.
The National Deaf Center (NDC) offers a complete library of online classes for sign language interpreters to earn RID CEUs and boost their knowledge — on their own timeline, at no cost.