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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Chair: Dr. Raychelle Harris
Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC)
The dictionary that forever changed our Deaf communities, bringing true recognition for American Sign Language and other signed languages as bona fide languages, by William C. Stokoe, Dorothy Sueoka Casterline and Carl Croneberg. The event takes a further look into the underappreciated contributions of the Deaf people and hearing allies during this period of discovery. The impact of the book is clearly felt throughout the world and the field of linguistics. Guest presenters and interviewees include Dr. Carol Padden, Charlotte Baker-Shenk, the late Dennis Cokely, Dr. Barbara LeMasters, Tiffany Williams, Dr. Barbara Kannapell, and many Gallaudet faculty and administrators. The video presentation was edited and put together by Gallaudet students during the December 3, 2015 celebration at Gallaudet. Transcription was conducted in collaboration with Ms. Brenda Schertz's & Ms. Margaret Chastel's interpreting students at the University of Rochester.
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