Dr. Carrie Lou Garberoglio gave a keynote address at the TDI 24th Biennial Conference on July 27. The conference, with the theme “Reset and Reconnect,” reflects the seismic change many had to make by embracing new ways of participating in educational, medical, or employment activities in a virtual space. This change has created a wake-up call to ensure full virtual access for deaf students, families, and workers.
NDC provides individualized support for creating more accessible environments and ensuring equitable experiences for deaf students on campuses across the country.
NDC spoke with Scott Ritter, director of disability resource and testing and assessment services, and Jana Mauldin, senior interpretation advisor and coordinator, from Madison College to tell us about their experiences partnering with NDC.
As colleges, universities, and training programs get ready for the fall semester, it’s time to check in with deaf students about their accommodations.
As the country begins reopening to greater capacities, institutions must start proactive planning to ensure access for deaf students while maintaining safety practices and guidance.
To help support that planning, the National Deaf Center (NDC) recently held the panel Supporting Deaf College Students: Perspectives from Disability Services on Campus Reopening, which featured experienced disability services professionals who shared strategies for addressing various challenges in anticipation of reopening campus.
How do you make sure your online events are fully accessible to deaf people? NDC Technical Assistance Specialists Lore Kinast and Stephanie Zito offer four main areas to consider when providing accessible online training and meetings for deaf participants.
Accommodations are not one-size-fits-all, and are as varied as deaf people themselves. But that doesn’t mean that finding the right combination of accommodations needs to be difficult or confusing.
A college professor in California recently sparked a national controversy by shouting at a hard of hearing student in their class when the student failed to respond in what the professor believed was an appropriate amount of time.
Many people found it outrageous that a college professor would not account for the time it takes for a question to be conveyed to the student through a communication access service. But, for deaf students, this interaction was not nearly so shocking.
With the rapid shift to online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more essential than ever to expand your teaching toolbox to make online classes fully accessible — especially for students who are deaf or have diverse educational needs.
Teaching Deaf Students Online, a new self-paced professional development course, can help you adapt your online courses to ensure that they are accessible and inclusive. It is now available in the free online learning library of the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC).
Deaf college students across the country continue to feel left out and overlooked on campus. In a report released last week by the National Deaf Center, deaf students rated accessibility at their campus at a 3.2 out of 5. Let’s change that.
Recently, Harvard University settled a class action lawsuit filed in 2015 by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). The case revolved around the lack of captioning for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). NAD also sued the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for similar reasons and that case is still being litigated.
The Department of Justice made statements that the universities were discriminating against deaf people by “failing to provide equal access in the form of captions.”
Deaf people can feel isolated and outcast at holiday gatherings, but they don’t have to. Read NDC’s tips for including deaf guests in your holiday celebrations.
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Deaf people can feel isolated and outcast at holiday gatherings, but they don’t have to.
Read NDC’s tips for including deaf guests in your holiday celebrations.