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summer-conferences
May 28, 2024
Conferences and Events, All News
...Get ready for an exciting summer! The National Deaf Center (NDC) will be attending several important conferences—and presenting, as well—and we are thrilled to share the details with you. If you will also be attending these events, we encourage you to stop by our booths or attend our sessions to learn more about our work....
interns
May 10, 2024
All News, Resources and Initiatives
...Are you involved in supporting deaf students through their internships or fieldwork? Maybe you’re a career counselor, a teacher, or a parent looking to support a deaf student's journey into the professional world. Or you might even be a student looking for ways to self-advocate as you begin or continue your internship journey. No matter your role, supporting deaf interns as they take steps toward their future careers is a crucial component to their success....
deafwomenshistorydata
March 29, 2024
All News
...Did you know that more deaf women are going to college than deaf men? It's true! About 6.4% of deaf women are in college compared to 4.2% of deaf men (Bloom, Palmer, Winninghoff, 2024). But overall, not many deaf people are going to college compared to those who can hear. That's because there are still some big challenges, like sign language interpreter shortages, financial barriers, and not as many deaf students enrolling overall....
summercamp
March 28, 2024
In The News and Opinions, All News
...For deaf youth, summer camps bring opportunities to build relationships, develop their identities, and strengthen skills for the future. Whether they are day camps focused on coding, virtual programs in the arts, or overnight outdoor adventures, research shows that summer programs can have a significant, positive impact on the lives of deaf youth....
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March 15, 2024
...If you were unable to join us for our recent webinar, Breaking Barriers: Enhancing Self-Advocacy Skills & Navigating the Grievance Process for Deaf Students, don’t worry! We've got you covered with a recap of the essential insights on navigating college accessibility as a deaf student—especially when the process hits bumps along the way....
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March 8, 2024
All News, Resources and Initiatives
...More and more people are working in healthcare fields – including deaf people. Our analysis of the American Community Survey reveals that over the last 10 years there has been a 72% increase in deaf students enrolling or majoring in healthcare-related fields (U.S. Census Bureau, 2024)....
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March 7, 2024
Research and Publications, All News
...NDC is thrilled to reveal that we’ve updated our State Reports! With the click of a link, you can view and download updated data and gain new insights into the lives and experiences of deaf people in any state across the country....
partnership
March 1, 2024
...Employment rates for deaf people have not improved since 2008, and we want to change that. NDC has received additional Rehabilitation Services Administration funding to support the development of innovative employment partnerships that increase job opportunities for deaf people....
vri
February 29, 2024
All News
...What is Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)? VRI is a helpful tool for effective communication that works by connecting deaf individuals with interpreters through video calls when in-person interpreters are not available. In a nutshell, VRI works by leveraging video calls to ensure that everyone gets their message across, no matter the circumstances. With that in mind, let's explore how VRI can be a standout tool for your institution....
deafstudents
February 28, 2024
...Are you single-handedly managing service provision for students with disabilities on your campus? Whether your student population is big or small, ensuring that all students get access to the high-quality services they need to thrive on campus is no easy feat. When people say, "it takes a village," it really does! That's why we're excited to feature one of our campus partners at Aurora University that is leveraging the power of partnerships and relationships for capacity-building. ...
bhm-heads1
February 26, 2024
All News, Resources and Initiatives
...In today’s climate, it is more important than ever that Black History Month should be spent honoring and reflecting on the history and contributions of Black Americans. In doing so, we must also acknowledge that Black deaf people are often not recognized for their impact on the deaf community. This month offers an opportunity to shine a light on the rich tapestry of Black deaf culture, history, and accomplishments that have shaped our world. In a landscape where the narratives of Black deaf people are often sidelined, it's essential to create space for those stories to be shared....
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January 25, 2024
All News, Research and Publications
...The National Deaf Center has released the newest Access, Belonging, and Affirmation: Deaf Postsecondary Access and Inclusion Scale report—authored by Jeffrey Levi Palmer, Carrie Lou Bloom, Lore Kinast, and Tia-Nikki Ivanko—which sheds light on the experiences of deaf students in higher education institutions across the United States during the 2022–2023 academic year....

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