The 14th annual West Texas Deaf Olympics took place at Lake View Stadium, San Angelo, Texas on Friday, May 4th, 2018 with nearly 100 students competing in the day-long events. See article for more photos.
A diverse workplace is good business and attracts the best employees. The article discusses how inclusive businesses are good for individuals with hearing loss. A recent study published in the New York Times found that employers are 34 percent less likely to hire individuals with disabilities. According to Communication Service for the Deaf, a nonprofit whose mission is to cultivate opportunities for success, under and unemployment among the deaf population is 70 percent. In spite of the negative statistics, some progressive companies -- both large and small -- provide good examples of workplace inclusiveness!
Read more about how the movement of Deaf President Now, thirty years ago, transformed a university and helped catalyze the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Read more about 25-year old Erica Trevino, the first female deaf commissioned police officer hired to work at the Dalhart Police department, and is believed to be the first in the state of Texas.
RIT's NTID will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. NTID became a catalyst for diversity and inclusion on campus, creating a postsecondary learning environment never before seen in this country. With the emergence of more than 200 majors, research opportunities, doctoral degree readiness programming and a 94 percent career placement rate, the “Grand Experiment” is a grand success. To read more about the history and the upcoming celebration, go to http://www.ntid.rit.edu/news/grand-experiment-grand-success-50-years-later.