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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Westward expansion, industrial growth, new transportation systems, and increased government, church, and individual support of public education in the 1800s made it possible to establish schools for deaf children throughout the nation. Deaf children attended residential schools and often lived at the "asylum" many months of the year. Schools became the place where children and adults formed a Deaf community, shared a visual language and common experiences.
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Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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