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Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
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The University Mission Statement emphasizes that Gallaudet is a bilingual
university. All faculty and students use both ASL and written English as a regular part of their campus
activities. Information about the Bilingual Mission of the University and the ongoing efforts to build
bilingual skills and structures at Gallaudet can be found on the website of the Center for Bilingual Teaching and
Learning (CBTL). Such services include:
Faculty may take ASL classes on campus at no charge. See your department chair to get details on how to
obtain a tuition waiver for ASL classes. See the available ASL classes here.
Faculty are required to demonstrate the ability to use ASL effectively. The requirements and procedures
for this demonstration are specified in the Guidelines of the University Faculty, which is available for
download from the Blackboard organization "Faculty Governance." Evaluations are conducted under the
auspices of the ASL Diagnostic & Evaluation Service
(ASL-DES). ASL-DES also provides diagnostic services that help faculty identify their strengths
and weaknesses in their use of ASL.
Interpreting and CART services are available on campus through the Gallaudet
Interpreting Service (GIS). To arrange an interpreter for your class or for other work-related
activities, contact your department chair for details.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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