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.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
Ready to take the next step toward a college education?
Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Brian H. Greenwald, PhDDirector of Schuchman Center& Professor of HistorySLCC 1301 and HMB S235EEmail
Jean Lindquist BergeyAssociate DirectorSLCC 1301Email
(202) 250-2905 (videophone)(202) 651-5635 (voice)
In the early 1960s a joint research project hosted by the U.S. Department of the Navy and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sought out deaf men from Gallaudet College (now University) to participate in experiments on balance, motion sickness, and weightlessness. Eleven men aged 25 - 48, most deaf from meningitis, joined the research project and remained involved for most of the decade. They spun in centrifuges, stayed for days in a rotating room, participated in zero-gravity flights, and helped their country understand space survival.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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