The Office for Students with Disabilities, known as “OSWD”, gives qualified students with disabilities the opportunity for success through equal access and the means to participate in curricular and extracurricular activities at Gallaudet University. We provide individually tailored, comprehensive disability support services and programs in accordance with Federal and State disability law. We strive to create an inclusive, safe, and respectful environment for all students, and promote awareness and equity for all in our campus community.

OSWD serves students with mental and physical disabilities, including those with visual, neurological, psychological, and learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorders, and chronic illnesses. Other disabilities types are considered upon application. Disabilities may be permanent or temporary.

OSWD is the designated office at Gallaudet University that evaluates disability documentation, determines eligibility for accommodations, and implements reasonable accommodations for enrolled students in accord with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and University policy.

"Independence through equal access" is our goal for every OSWD student.

About Gallaudet
Campus Photos
Clerc Center
Contact Us
Employment Opportunities
Fast Facts
Make an Online Gift
Maps & Directions
Media Inquiries
University Communications
Visitors Center
English Language Institute
Financial Aid
Graduate Admissions
Graduate Orientation
International Admissions
Professional Studies
Test Center
Undergraduate Admissions
Academics & Research
Archives/Deaf Collections
Career Center
Catalog & Course Info
General Studies
Graduate Programs
Honors Program
Office of Academic Quality
Professional Studies
Registrar's Office
Research Support and International Affairs
Undergraduate Majors
Campus Life
Bison Shop (bookstore)
Campus Activities
Food Services
Public Safety
Residence Life and Housing
Washington, D.C.
Tools & Resources
Campus Directory
Help Desk
Gallaudet Alert-subscribe
GU Press
Kellogg Conference Hotel
Maps & Directions
People @ Gallaudet
Shuttle Bus
Gallaudet University | 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002
Copyright © 2016 Gallaudet University