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.
Program Co-Director:Raja Kushalnagar, Ph.D. Professor
Program Co-Director:Christian Vogler, Ph.D. Professor
Graduates of the program will be prepared for a variety of positions, including those in accessibility or information technology in industry, federal agencies, and non-profit organizations.
All private organizations must follow ADA law for online access; current guidelines call for following WCAG standards. With more than 4,000 accessibility technologies for people with disabilities, most organizations usually hire Accessibility Specialists or related positions. Similarly, federal organizations and contractors must follow Section 508 guidelines – and most organizations have 508 Compliance Specialists and related positions.
Graduates of the program will be prepared for a variety of positions, including those in accessibility or information technology in industry, federal agencies, and non-profit organizations. Some graduates will work in the information technology divisions of private, federal, or state organizations to provide technical support and maintenance. Other graduates will work in human resources or policy divisions to provide training, compliance, and support. Regardless of which division they work in, they will use their skills to supply accessible technology through information gathering, user-centered design, effective deployment practices on a range of devices, and effective communication skills.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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