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February 26, 2024
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...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....
January 25, 2024
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...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....
January 16, 2024
Research and Publications, All News
...As we begin the new year, let's harness the power of data to make informed decisions and navigate our ever-changing world. Use the latest employment and education data from NDC to improve postsecondary outcomes for deaf people. The U.S. Census Bureau has released 2022 data from the American Community Survey, and we have updated our data dashboard with the latest information. You can use the dashboard to compare your state to the national average, advocate for additional funding and services, and download charts to use in presentations....
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December 21, 2023
All News
...As 2023 comes to a close, it's time to reflect on the exciting journey we've had together. This year has been filled with community engagement, learning opportunities, and impactful initiatives. Let's take a look at some of the key highlights that have made 2023 such a memorable year for NDC....
The image is a blue and white sign from the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes. It includes information about collecting student input to improve student engagement and inclusion in the college experience, with Latoya Dixon and Tia Ivanko involved in the initiative.
December 12, 2023
All News, Conferences and Events
...In our recent webinar, Collecting Student Input to Improve Engagement and Inclusion, the spotlight was on revolutionizing the educational landscape for deaf students. Since existing data falls short of providing a holistic understanding of deaf student experiences at various educational institutions, collecting input provides a clearer understanding of student experiences and can highlight effective strategies. The session also urged educational institutions to take proactive steps towards understanding and enhancing the experiences of deaf students....
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December 7, 2023
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...Disability service professionals (DSPs) can play a vital role in helping deaf students access the testing accommodations they need. DSPs can work with students to identify their individual needs, advocate for those needs to be met, and provide them with information and support throughout the testing process....
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December 1, 2023
...At the National Deaf Center, we are committed to empowering all deaf people and ensuring they have equal access to opportunities in education, employment, and beyond. To continue our mission of breaking down barriers and promoting inclusivity, we need your valuable feedback....
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November 28, 2023
Conferences and Events
...NDC was thrilled to attend this year’s Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness (SERID) conference held in Charlotte, NC, from October 26th to 29th. The conference featured a series of workshops and networking opportunities focused on collaboration, community engagement, and program development....
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November 22, 2023
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...As the fall break approaches, this time of year offers the opportunity to unwind, reflect, and reconnect with loved ones. Whether you're planning a family gathering, a quiet getaway, or simply taking a well-deserved breather, NDC has put together a list of suggestions to help you mindfully unwind....
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November 17, 2023
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...Using games in the classroom is an excellent way to keep students engaged and interested in learning. This is especially true for educators teaching youth valuable transition skills, which isn’t always the most exciting subject. Educators of deaf students may find it challenging to find accessible resources that can help their students thrive. That’s why NDC created Deafverse, an online Choose-Your-Own-Adventure game designed by deaf people for deaf students that teaches key transition skills such as self advocacy and career readiness, in 2019. ...
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November 13, 2023
All News, Online Learning and Courses, Resources and Initiatives
...Coordinating effective accommodations and services for deaf students in a college setting requires careful planning, collaboration, and a commitment to fostering inclusivity. In this blog post, we will explore the essential steps involved in providing the best possible support for deaf students, ensuring accessibility, inclusivity, and a positive educational experience....
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November 3, 2023
All News, In The News and Opinions
...The Department of Education, Office of Special Education, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and a team of partners began planning the second annual “We Can! Virtual Deaf Career Day” event in early spring 2022 and hosted the event on December 2nd, 2022. The event was a resounding success, with over 150 high school students across the state and 29 panelists from across the country participating!...

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