Fostering #DeafSuccess within HBCU Networks
NDC is embarking on a collaborative project that seeks to support institutional capacity, at HBCUs, to recruit, retain, and support deaf students. This work has a two-pronged approach, first connecting directly with HBCUs and second, reaching out to students currently attending HBCUs. To begin, NDC will work to establish relationships and networks with HBCUs that are interested in improving accessibility and accommodations for deaf students. Representatives from NDC will be present at the 2022 National HBCU Week Conference. In October and November, NDC will invite HBCUs professionals to a virtual listening and networking session to learn more about programs at the institutions, services available, and to identify areas in which NDC can offer support.
In partnership with NDC, Dr. Ramirez-Stapleton, Associate Professor at California State University Northridge, is recruiting for a research project to document deaf student experiences at HBCUs to increase awareness that HBCUs are an accessible option for postsecondary education. Dr. Ramirez-Stapleton started the study, “Deaf Students and HBCU Experiences” in 2020. The first interviews unintentionally focused on Black Deaf alumni from various HBCUs. With campuses moving to virtual platforms and multiple pandemics unfolding (e.g., COVID and the Racial Uprising), it was difficult to continue recruiting and interviewing current students. This study will be conducted in tandem with NDC’s #deafsuccess HBCU Network.
If you are a professional representing an HBCU and are interested in learning more about the #deafsuccess HBCU Network, register to join a virtual networking and listening session. This session is open to disability service staff, faculty, and administration interested in improving accessibility and accommodations for deaf students on their campuses. NDC wants to learn about your institution, as well as the services available, and to identify areas in which NDC can offer support.
The session will be available on:
- Thursday, November 17, 2022, 12:00 -1:00 pm, CT, Register here.
If you are unable to attend, but would still like information, please contact and submit your information here.