A Spark to Ignite #DeafSuccess: 2019 Impact Report

February 27, 2020
A deaf student learned about a deaf adult living a dream they thought was impossible. A student organization founded at a college is connecting deaf students on campus. New summer programs are helping deaf youth connect with mentors, and thousands of deaf high schoolers across the country are learning how to advocate for themselves in a fun way.
These are just a few examples from the National Deaf Center’s 2019 Impact Report, “A Spark to Ignite #DeafSuccess.” It details the barriers NDC helped break down throughout the year, and provides a glimpse into the organization’s continued work in 2020.

New Summer Program in Virginia to Show #DeafSuccess in Action

February 27, 2020

The Virginia Engage for Change | state team leaders Mary Nunnally, Wanda Council, and Traci Branch plan a fun and engaging summer program, Map Your Future 2020, targeted toward deaf high school students.


Family Support for Deaf Teens: A Roadmap to Success

February 27, 2020

As deaf children grow into teenagers, they begin to take a more active role in decision-making and responsibilities. Families are often unaware of strategies to support their deaf teen on becoming more independent. The role of family members is vital in ensuring deaf youth are prepared for life after high school. It’s an overwhelming but exciting time for both families and deaf teens.  


Learn to create an inclusive campus in NDC's new course

February 26, 2020

Deaf college students across the country continue to feel left out and overlooked on campus. In a report released last week by the National Deaf Center, deaf students rated accessibility at their campus at a 3.2 out of 5. Let’s change that.


‘Begrudging Tolerance’: New Report Reveals Deaf Students’ Experience On Campus

February 24, 2020

“There has been no institutional interest in learning how to become more deaf friendly. The attitude is one of begrudging tolerance at best.”

Deaf students across the country echoed this student’s story in the 2018-2019 Deaf College Student National Accessibility Report, “ACCESS Is More Than Accommodations,” released today by the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes.


Featuring the Field: At Rocky Mountain Deaf School, Making Coffee Leads to Employment Opportunities

February 18, 2020

Heather Hapke from Rocky Mountain Deaf School agreed to share details about the school’s job training program, which includes an on-campus coffee shop, job shadowing and internships, a summer program, and more.


Mental Health for Deaf People

February 11, 2020

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, which can bring with it additional anxiety, depression and other stress about romance and relationships. Research shows that deaf people are more likely to struggle socially, emotionally and with other issues impacting mental health.


Reflections on Black History Month By Dr. Joseph Hill

February 4, 2020

Black History Month is an annual observance of contributions, achievements, and culture of black Americans. In K-12 education, black American contributions and events may not be acknowledged or taught, so Black History Month is a way to make sure that children from all walks of life know that black history, as well as all cultural histories, are also part of American history.


5 Tools for Disability Service Providers at Colleges and Universities Serving Deaf Students

January 28, 2020

A new semester can be overwhelming, but NDC is here with you. NDC can help streamline procedures to enhance disability services offices working with deaf students, with guides to help you build request forms, create a student absence policy and more.


Learn How to Center Deaf People in Decision-Making

January 27, 2020

Decisions are made everyday that impact the lives of deaf people. Do those decisions truly include deaf people?

A new free online course from the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes helps access coordinators, teachers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and other professionals who work with deaf people explore the dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression when working with deaf individuals and communities in professional settings.


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