A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
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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While ASL Connect is housed in Gallaudet University’s Department of ASL and Deaf Studies, developed in collaboration with Deaf contractors and businesses listed below:
Just as there is no universal spoken language, there is also no universal sign language. American Sign Language, for example, is completely distinct from British Sign Language, but bears more resemblance to French Sign Language based on the history of the emergence of ASL. (More on this is included in our online course, “Introduction to Deaf Studies“). While there is no universal sign language, Deaf individuals have created an International Sign code to facilitate communication in international conferences and cultural gatherings.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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