Deaf students face many challenges in achieving and advancing their postsecondary goals. The National Deaf Center identified negative attitudes and biases as some of the biggest barriers directly affecting deaf students. It is also important to note that deaf students with multiple identities, such as race, ethnicity, and additional disabilities, may experience additional barriers, especially biases and attitudes. These biases and attitudes are pervasive across education systems and marginalize the experiences of deaf students. This webinar examines how attitudes and biases result in barriers for deaf students, how preconceived expectations about deaf people’s identities and experiences can limit their education, and how educators can take action to create positive impacts.
Learners will have the option to earn a certificate of attendance or a certificate with CEUs upon completion of the webinar. To earn a certificate with CEUs, the learner must successfully pass the learning assessment with a score of 80% or higher. All learners must complete the webinar evaluation to earn credentials.
The duration of this webinar is one hour, which is equal to 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Tia Ivanko is an educator passionate about addressing inequities in education for learners who are systemically marginalized, particularly deaf individuals. As the co-director and co-principal investigator at the National Deaf Center on postsecondary of NDC, she is committed to finding ways to increase organizational and professional capacity to aptly serve deaf individuals in postsecondary settings. Tia is also certified as an ADA coordinator (ADAC) and a nationally certified sign language interpreter (NIC). She leverages her knowledge of accessibility, professional practices in the interpreting field, and background in deaf education to her work at NDC. She draws upon her extensive professional expertise, community relationships, and personal interest in diversity, inclusion, and equity to promote NDC’s mission of #DeafSuccess.
Diego Guerra is the community engagement coordinator at the National Deaf Center on postsecondary outcomes (NDC). Diego is passionate about community engagement. As the coordinator, Diego is responsible for Engage for Change, a community model that brings people together to promote stronger networks within local communities, which leads to quality access, services, and resources for deaf individuals. Diego holds a bachelor’s degree in history from The University of Texas at Austin.
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