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.
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September 11, 1939 - April 4, 2020
The staff of the National Deaf Life Museum are saddened to share the news of the passing of our founder, Dr. Jane Norman.
Read the announcement by Nikolaus Peterson, Dr. Norman's nephew.
The National Deaf Life Museum has suspended standard operating hours until further notice. No visits are permitted at this time. To learn more about Gallaudet University wide response to COVID-19 and offer your support, please visit coronavirus.gallaudet.edu.
The National Deaf Life Museum at Gallaudet University promotes and interprets the rich and complex deaf experience through exhibits and programming on campus and online.
Read our full response on H.O.S.S. photograph.
The National Deaf Life Museum team is off campus but on the job! The newest update from the Museum team is a redesigned and expanded version of the “History Through Deaf Eyes” website.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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