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Free Webinar: Attitudes and Biases as Barriers for Deaf Students

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Hosted by NISOD

Deaf students face many challenges in the achievement and advancement of their postsecondary goals. The National Deaf Center identified negative attitudes and biases as some of the biggest barriers that directly affect 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 attitudes and biases are pervasive across the education system and marginalize the experiences of deaf students.

This webinar introduces how biases, attitudes, and social constructs impact educational attainment for deaf students. The webinar allows participants to examine 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 we can take action to create impacts as individuals and as educators.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify one to two examples of negative impacts created by social constructs on the education and employment experiences of deaf people.
  2. Identify at least one example of how an individual’s privilege and bias can contribute to systematic oppression and serve as a barrier for deaf success.
  3. Identify opportunities to reduce/mitigate attitudinal and bias barriers within personal or professional practices.

Participate in one of two ways:

  1. Attend a watch party with the Center for Academic Innovation. RSVP below to save your seat!
  2. Attend independently by registering yourself on the event webpage. NISOD webinars are offered at no cost to OTC faculty, staff, and administration through OTC’s organizational membership.


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August 15
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Center for Academic Innovation
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OTC Location

Springfield Campus, Virtual