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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Formation of a Community
Language and Identity
Awareness, Access, and Change
They are facing not a theory but a condition, for they are first, last and all the time the people of the eye.
-George Veditz,President National Association of the Deaf 1904 - 1910Ninth Convention of the National Association of the Deaf and the Third World's Congress of the Deaf, 1910.
We have been called deaf-mutes, objects of charity, deaf and dumb, semi-mutes, dummy and now hearing impaired. We have been described as "the most misunderstood among the sons of man.' Some of us are deaf and some of us are Deaf. Some of us use American Sign Language and some of us do not. This exhibition is our untold and largely unknown story. It is American history . . . Through Deaf Eyes.
- Jack R. Cannon Curator, 2001
The Silent Worker (1906)Gallaudet University Archives
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