A white man with a short beard and mustache, wearing round glasses, a pink shirt and
blue blazer sits aside a desk and plant.. Jeffrey signs ASL.
Jeffrey Levi Palmer, PhD. Research Associate, NDC
Vocational Rehabilitation, or VR, recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. Are you curious who contacts VR, who receives services, or who is on the waiting list? Great! Because here at the National Deaf Center, we just published a report showing the latest data.
An image of a booklet appears in the left upper corner. The booklet bears the title “Deaf People and Vocational Rehabilitation: Who is Being Served?” Around the title inside green bubbles are icons of various people representing a variety of jobs and identities. The NDC logo is at the bottom of the booklet.
The findings show that over 94,000 deaf people contacted or received services from VR. Most of them were white and very few were deafdisabled people. A greater percentage of deaf people who have applied for VR services have been placed on waiting lists than those in other disability groups.
Do you want to learn more? Go ahead and visit our website to download the report. We hope by working together, we can improve VR services.
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Next to it, three logos appear. The first reads “IDEAs that Work” with an arrow drawing a circle from “IDEAs” to “Work” and the words “U.S. Office of Special Education Programs”. The second logo shows a red-and-blue star with text next to it that reads “TA&D”. The third logo shows a blue circle around a tree. In the blue circle are the words “U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.”
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