Partnerships to Improve Employment for Deaf Youth

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.

Video Remote Interpreting: Can it Benefit Your Institution?

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.

Aurora University’s Path Toward Enhancing Equity and Access for Deaf Students

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.

Celebrating Black Deaf Excellence This Month and Every Month

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.

New Data about Deaf College Students & Emerging Challenges

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.

A New Look at 2022 Census Data about Deaf People

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.

NDC’s Year in Review: A Year of Engagement, Learning, and Growth

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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.

Collecting Student Input to Improve Engagement and Inclusion: Webinar Recap

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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.

Final Exam Preparation: Are Your Deaf Students Ready?

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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.

You Matter: NDC wants your feedback

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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.

Falling into Reflection: Unplug and Reconnect

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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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