Advancing Equity and Inclusion for Deaf Students in Higher Education

Advancing Equity and Inclusion for Deaf Students in Higher Education

Join us for a session presented by the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) on creating inclusive environments in higher education for deaf* students. NDC will provide valuable insights into the common barriers faced by deaf students in higher education and offer strategies for fostering inclusivity.

The session will also focus on developing an equity mindset in postsecondary education and training settings to address attitudes and biases that hinder accessible learning environments for deaf students. NDC staff will share how colleges can leverage systems to implement sustainable accessibility practices, thus advancing equity for deaf students on their campus. Together, we will explore the systemic change model and discover practical approaches for implementing sustainable accessibility initiatives, including policy development, faculty training, and the utilization of assistive technologies.

Highlighting research and best practices, this webinar equips university administrators, faculty, and disability professionals with the tools and knowledge to enhance accessibility and create equitable learning opportunities for all students. Join us in building inclusive learning environments that empower deaf students to succeed.

* NDC uses the term deaf in an all-inclusive manner that includes those who identify as Deaf, deaf, deafblind, deafdisabled, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and to acknowledge the diversity of individuals with hearing loss. Deaf individuals have a wide range of identities, communication styles, and needs. NDC has chosen to use one term, deaf, with the goal of recognizing experiences that are shared by individuals from diverse deaf communities while also honoring their differences.

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Session Resources:

NDC Website

DSS Professionals Resource Portal

NDC Data Dashboard

Undergraduate Enrollment of Deaf Students in the US

Research & Data Webpage

Deaf Postsecondary Access & Inclusion Survey

DSS Professionals Resource Portal

Online Learning (Modules, Webinars, Deafverse)

NDC NewsFeed (Articles)