We share information, networks, and strategies to improve continuing education and training for deaf people.
What We Do
Our products and services are deaf-centered, evidence-based, and developed in response to community needs.
We offer online courses, online gaming tools for youth, data reports, research summaries, evidence-based resources, webinars, and more.
We also provide individualized consultation, training, and resources that help community members, organizations, and schools improve outcomes for deaf people in continuing education and training.
Our work is guided by our collective beliefs and commitments to:
- Promoting individualized and person-centered approaches to each situation.
- Combining the lived experiences of deaf people with research and data to improve evidence-based decision-making.
- Partnering with communities to strengthen relationships, outreach, and engagement with members.
- Centering the experience and expertise of deaf people in every aspect of our work.
- Working towards equity with a systems lens, rather than situations, that amplify the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations towards #Deafsuccess.
More About Us
The National Deaf Center’s mission is to close the substantial gaps in education and employment that exist for deaf people in the United States and its territories. We are a technical assistance and dissemination center funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Project Officer: Dr. Louise Tripoli. The National Deaf Center is located at the University of Texas at Austin, based in the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at the College of Education.