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Dr. Raja Kushalnagar, professor and director of the Information Technology program in the school of Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics, and Public Health (STAMP), was interviewed late last spring for Microsoft’s Fireside Chat series. Dean Halstead, Director of Security, Compliance, Identity, and Accessibility at Microsoft, sat down with Dr. Kushalnagar for a far-ranging conversation.
During this interview, Dr. Kushalnagar said that Gallaudet’s Information Technology program has 60 students and graduates 10 to 15 students per year. Alumni typically obtain employment in the public and private sectors. He shared his experience and that of his students during the pandemic. He also emphasized the importance of captioning all videos, improving audio clarity, offering sign language support, and creating software, such as Microsoft Studio, that allows students to submit their assignments in ASL through any learning management system. Finally, Dr. Kushalngar encouraged more education-industry collaboration, as well as mentoring and internship opportunities. Watch the Fireside Chat.
Dr. Kushalnagar also has been invited to address National Security Agency Central Security Service employees and affiliates on October 20 during the fourth annual NSA/CSS Accessibility Symposium for Information Technology. He will share his success of driving accessibility and playing a role in information communication access in academia here at Gallaudet and elsewhere. The symposium, with the theme “You are the Key”, will be both in-person and livestreamed.
Mbisana Kgakgamatso, a senior from Tutume, a village in Botswana, took faculty member Amy Stevens’ summer course, GSR 300: Art of Protest. During this course, Stevens taught her students about the medium of art and channeling important political and social messages through various creative outlets. One of the examples Stevens presented to her students was...
Sexuality within the deaf and hard of hearing community has always been a fascinating subject. It is shown anecdotally that there is a proportionally larger population of LGBTQIA+ identifying deaf and hard of hearing people than among the hearing population. While not fully proven yet, this phenomenon shows the need for the deaf community to...
President Cordano had the honor and privilege of speaking at the National Diversity Council’s Disability Inclusion Summit on September 30. President Cordano was the keynote speaker and was awarded the Disability Inclusion Leadership award. She also attended Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit, which describes itself as “the world’s premier annual gathering of the preeminent...
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