Sustainable Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Sign Language Interpreters & Captionists

Ensuring equitable and accessible experiences in education and training settings for deaf people includes having a qualified pool of providers. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges have been experiencing provider shortages, as well as, struggling to recruit and retain qualified providers. Knowing this, there are still many opportunities to grow and maintain provider pools. Whether you […]

2018-2019 Deaf College Student National Accessibility Report

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ACCESS Is More Than Accommodations Authors: Jeffrey Levi Palmer, Stephanie W. Cawthon, Carrie Lou Garberoglio, and Tia Ivanko This is an overview of the experiences of deaf college students in the 2018-2019 academic year. For more current information, visit the Deaf Postsecondary Access and Inclusion Survey page. Download the Full Report Recommended Citation Palmer, J. L., […]

Resources for Deaf Students

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Deaf students face barriers and challenges daily as a result of barriers within systems. The impact is that 23% of deaf youth aged 16-24 aren’t in school or working. NDC is committed to changing that by partnering with entities providing information and resources to help improve systems.

Video Remote Interpreting

Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) is a service used when the interpreter and the deaf person are in different locations. Using high-speed internet and either software or web-based platforms, the interpreter can access consumers via video and audio feeds. People can then communicate with the interpreter via their own devices, such as a laptop, tablet, or […]

Why Captioned Media Provides Equal Access

Captioning of audiovisual media not only provides essential access for deaf people, but can also benefit emerging readers, visual learners, people with auditory processing issues, non-native speakers, and many others. Captions are the textual representation of audio content in a video format. Captions convey who is speaking, environmental sounds, and spoken dialogue. Can Other Accommodations […]

Interpreters as a Reasonable Accommodation for Testing

Deaf Students and English Deaf students are highly diverse, with a broad range of linguistic and cultural backgrounds.  English and American Sign Language (ASL) are significantly different languages, each with its own syntax and grammar.  A student may have a high degree of fluency in ASL and be able to express their knowledge easily in […]

Hiring Qualified Interpreters

Interpreters can play an important role in facilitating effective communication for deaf and hearing people. Interpreters are frequently used in educational and workplace settings. In order to provide effective communication, an interpreter must have the right combination of qualifications, compatibility, and professional experience. Hiring Considerations Qualifications and Credentials Scheduling Interpreters Interpreter Search Tools Federal Definition […]

Self-Advocacy: The Basics (Infographic)

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Each file is 44″ high by 8.5” wide with a .125” bleed on all sides. It’s broken up so that it can be folded at 11″, 22″, and 33″, so the final folded height is 8.5 x 11. All graphics and text are avoided in the folds. Folded as recommended above medium-weight semi-gloss   National […]

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