Webinar: Exploring Accessibility and Instructional Strategies for Deaf English Language Learners in Postsecondary Programs

Did you know that 25% of deaf children in the United States are multilingual, with various language and educational backgrounds? Many even have a home language other than English. But that’s not all—approximately 50% of deaf individuals also face additional disabilities that can impact their language learning.

In most postsecondary settings, English is the dominant language of instruction. Thus, effective accessibility services and instructional supports need to be considered for optimal opportunities for deaf learners. Instructional practices in many English language learning programs, widely do not often take into account the experiences of deaf learners and their language learning journeys. The result is a less-than-equitable learning experience for deaf learners, increased frustration, and significant time or financial commitments to programs.

Join NDC on June 22, 2023 from 1-2pm CT to learn about effective accessibility services and instructional supports specifically tailored to the needs of deaf English language learners. In collaboration with Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS), we will have invited professionals to share strategies and solutions that have been effective in their practice.

Whether you’re an educator teaching deaf students the English language at the college level, an advocate involved in adult basic education programs, or a champion for literacy programs offered by organizations, this webinar is tailor-made for you. Discover how to implement instructional strategies and effective accessibility practices that foster inclusivity and equity for deaf English language learners. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to strengthen your teaching approach and improve learning experiences for deaf learners in your program!


Interpreters and real-time captioning will be provided for all events. Please email help@nationaldeafcenter.org at least three business days before the event for additional access requests.

Event Code of Conduct

All are invited to participate as you are, engage with our team, and connect with other participants to learn together. NDC is committed to creating a harassment-free space of learning that welcomes all participants regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, transgender status, age, body type, appearances, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), veteran or marital status, national origin, or other classification protected by law. You agree to abide by the event code of conduct by attending the event.

NDC has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of any kind and expects all event participants will help uphold a positive experience for all. NDC reserves the right to take any necessary and appropriate action, including immediate removal from the event, in response to any incident that violates the above-mentioned expectations. NDC also reserves the right to prohibit participation at any future events, virtually or in person.

Seek assistance from NDC staff at the event or email at: help@nationaldeafcenter.org

Participants Are Expected To:

  • Conduct themselves in a manner that is considerate, respectful, and professional in their interactions with all present at the event.
  • Refrain from disruptive, disrespectful, disparaging, discouraging, discriminatory, or demeaning conduct.
  • Inform NDC if you notice any behavior not aligned with the conduct expectation outlined above.

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