Live Panel December 8: The Power of Community: Centering Deaf People in Decision Making

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The lived experience and knowledge of deaf community members must guide policy changes, strategic planning, and programs that are designed to reduce barriers and increase opportunities for deaf people in the United States. In reality, however, this is seldom the case. Decisions are made for, and behalf of, deaf people without involving them every day. This upcoming live event panel on Dec 8 is an opportunity for panelists to gain an understanding of the importance of including deaf people in decision making and key elements of deaf-led community projects.

NDC Live Event on November 17: Does Auto Captioning Effectively Accommodate Deaf People?

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There has been a significant increase in the use of captioning services for online learning due to COVID-19 pandemic. To keep up with the demand, many educational entities have turned to Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology to provide equitable and timely accessibility for students. While ASR has seen rapid developments in recent years, the gaps in the technology compromises equity access for deaf students. This presentation is designed to give answers to commonly asked questions from professionals in education settings.

Auto Captions and Deaf Students: Why Automatic Speech Recognition Technology Is Not the Answer (Yet)

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With the rapid shift to online learning due to the pandemic, many colleges and schools are relying upon automatic captions as a quick and cheap way to convert spoken words into text for deaf students in classrooms, events, and extracurricular activities. While this type of automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology may be effective for Alexa — to ask your home device to make a grocery list or set a reminder — it is a sub-standard option in educational settings and can have costly repercussions for institutions.

Cuidado personal como parte del bienestar mental

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Mientras atravesamos las crisis del 2020, la salud y la seguridad son la prioridad de todos. Sin embargo, mientras tomamos medidas para proteger la salud física de la población, la salud mental es igualmente importante. La incertidumbre, el aislamiento y un entorno en constante cambio pueden pasar factura, lo que resulta en agotamiento, fatiga y episodios de depresión o ansiedad.

Self-Care as Part of Mental Health

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In this pandemic, health and safety is at the forefront of almost everyone’s mind. However, as we take measures to protect the physical health of the population, mental health is equally as important. Isolation, uncertainty, and a constantly changing environment can take a toll, resulting in burn-out, fatigue, and episodes of depression or anxiety.

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