Help us improve deaf success on campus!

How do U.S. universities rank with deaf students? According to our nationwide survey of deaf college students last spring:

54% say they don’t feel welcome participating in student activities or clubs on campus.
57% say faculty are unlikely to provide them with notes or slides ahead of time.
53% say their campus disability services office does not collect their formal feedback about their interpreters and other service providers.

This critical matter of campus accessibility and equity can impact the success of deaf students — especially as we strive to provide a fair and equitable learning environment for all students.

Take the survey and qualify for a gift card!
The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes is here to help. As part of our mission to improve deaf student success, we have launched the 2019-20 annual Project Opening Doors survey for faculty and deaf students. This year includes a new survey for disability support staff.

All students who take the survey will be entered to win a $25 gift card for Drawing will be twice a month in November, December and January. Students who took the 2018-19 survey must retake the 2019-20 survey to be eligible to win.

Free accessibility report tailored to your campus –
this survey will allow us to provide a free accessibility report customized for any institution that has 10 or more students complete the survey. We will be able to compare how universities rank with peers nationwide, and help them combine that information with our services to develop campus improvement plans.

Share this survey

We ask anyone with a connection to faculty, disability services staff, or deaf students to share this survey, and encourage universities to use the extensive federally-funded resources and one-on-one assistance available at the National Deaf Center, including online courses and toolkits.

Website and survey can be found here:

Questions? Email us at