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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Brian H. Greenwald, PhDDirector of Schuchman Center& Professor of
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The Drs. John S. & Betty J. Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center educates students in the documentary
arts and explores the lives of deaf people through research, documentation and
dissemination.Through the process of discovery and documentation, the Schuchman Center focuses on
significant historical issues and endangered cultural knowledge specific to deaf peoples. Using film,
photography, and narrative writing, the Schuchman Center disseminates stories of the deaf experience.
Programs and products advance discourse on deaf lives, promoting a new level of awareness. The Schuchman
Center also serves as a humanities-based resource for information on culturally and technically
accessible bilingual documentary presentation.
The Drs. John S. & Betty J. Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center adds to the public's knowledge of the
humanities in four focused areas:
• Discovery of deaf-specific topics through fieldwork and
• Documentation via film, photography, and narrative
• Dissemination through film screenings, lectures, and
discussions in public and classroom settings, exhibitions, articles, multimedia website
presentations, and online bilingual (American Sign Language/English)publications
• Education in the documentary process for and with
The Drs. John S. & Betty J. Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center seeks to enhance humanities scholarship
through newly revealed perspectives on the meaning of deaf life, and by contrast, what it means to be
hearing. Harnessing dispersed expertise the Schuchman Center takes an ambitious approach to building
partnerships and offering courses, workshops, lectures, online and print publications, documentary
films, exhibitions and web-based media that bring deaf history and contemporary life to the University
and the public. A diverse team collaborates to discover, document, and disseminate humanities content
while educating students in the documentary arts.
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