Deaf People and Vocational Rehabilitation: Who Is Being Served?
This 14-page report, published by the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes, provides an analysis of the characteristics of deaf people who applied for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services. VR services are designed to assist individuals with disabilities in pursuing employment, providing resources such as career counseling and on-the-job training. This study found that only 7.9% of VR applicants in 2017 were deaf (includes hard of hearing, deafblind, late-deafened, etc.), and offers insights into the personal characteristics of these individuals, including age, race, and gender, to provide an overview of the individuals VR serves in the deaf community. The website containing the report also features a summary video that runs 52 seconds in length and includes ASL and an option for captions in Spanish.