Research & Data
NDC's Data Dashboard
In 2021, 1.9% of people in the United States are deaf – learn more about the educational and employment experiences of deaf people by exploring our interactive data dashboard! National and state level data are available.
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Deaf Youth Report: What Does the Data Tell Us?
Deaf young people in the United States who are between the age of 16 and 24 are a highly diverse group – while some of them are still in high school, many are working or continuing their education. However, more deaf youth are not working or going to school, compared to hearing people in the same age group. This is an opportunity to improve systems of support so more deaf youth have equitable access in school and the workplace.
Deaf College Student Data & Research Findings
Research consistently underscores the positive impact of higher education on the lives of deaf people. Deaf people who have earned a college degree earn more money, have higher employment rates, and are more likely to be involved in their communities.
Decisions are made every day about deaf people’s lives without involving deaf people. This needs to change. The lived experience and knowledge of deaf community
This report is an overview of both education and employment experiences of Black deaf people in the United States that also recognizes the multiple identities
ONLINE LEARNING MODULE
Discovering System Barriers and Exploring the WHY
This is a one-hour self-paced learning module that helps you explore factors that influence postsecondary outcomes for people who are deaf. Understanding root causes is an important step for moving beyond temporary solutions to address systemic causes of educational inequities for deaf people.