Disability Services Resource Portal
To Support You & Your Work
Look no further, NDC is here to help you support deaf students!
There is no one-size-fits-all accommodation to meet the diverse needs of deaf students. Accommodations are provided by a school, employer, or other institution to ensure deaf people are able to fully access all the experiences and activities offered.
Laws & Compliance
In addition to the ADA, sound policies and procedures can support deaf individuals with an equal opportunity to access a wide-range of opportunities and can reduce barriers in postsecondary environments.
Online Learning Modules
Earn professional development clock hours by completing one of our modules or facilitated courses. View real stories shared by deaf people across the country, discuss concerns and challenges with others, and learn from national experts.
Community Engagement & Discussion
Look no further, NDC is here to help you support your students.
Community Forum Coming Soon!
NDC is working on a new community forum—just for Disability Service Professionals! You’ll be able to connect with other DS professionals, share your thoughts and ideas, and ask questions.
Check back soon for more updates!
Interested in a One-on-One Consultation?
NDC provides live, no-cost interactive opportunities to meet with the NDC team that are designed to support the creation of accessible environments and opportunities for deaf people. We are ready to connect with you!
Tips for Disability Service Professionals
There are many ways to support your students as a disability services professional. Check out this video for some advice and tips, and click the link below for more!
Understanding What it Means to be Deaf
Every deaf student is different—there is no one-size-fits-all approach.
Deaf Demographics: Data Dashboard
In 2021, 1.9% of people in the United States are deaf – learn more about the educational and employment experiences of deaf people by exploring our new interactive data dashboard! National and state level data are available.
Deaf people are a highly diverse population with a wide range of communication preferences, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and additional disabilities that shape their interactions with their environment. Learn more about deaf people and the complexity of the deaf experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Captioning and Access
Who are we?
We are a technical assistance and dissemination center funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), focused on sharing information, networks, and strategies to improve continuing education and training for deaf people.