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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Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Hall Memorial Building (HMB) E253
(202) 250-2606 (videophone) (202) 651-5721 (voice)
In the fall semester of 1986, the English Language Institute was informally established by the then International Center on Deafness (ICD), which was located in HMB 117. Mr. Eli Savanick, the director of ICD, hired a teacher, Mr. Wayne Smith along with an assistant, and started a tutorial class as a pilot program. Mr. Wayne Smith had an office near ICD. For the first semester, the first two students were Miguel Giacoman from Honduras and Ali Abdul-Jabbar from Qatar. For the second semester, David Hsu from Taiwan also joined the pilot program as a student.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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