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.
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Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
I. King Jordan Student Academic Center (JSAC), Room 1242
(202) 250-2612 (videophone)(202) 448-7065 (voice)(202) 651-5887 (fax)
The American with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008 (ADAA) was a response to interpretations of the original test of the ADA. The ADAA clarified those views of the original legislation where they might be seen as limiting the rights of persons with disabilities. The ADAA:
Moreover, the ADAA authorizes the right by a single individual to bring suit for discrimination based on disability against not only the University as a public entity, but also against the individual(s) responsible for the act of discrimination. In the classroom, the law requires that a faculty member adapt the course presentation to meet the unique needs of the student's disabling condition.
The law also charges students with the responsibility to make their abilities and limitations known, and to meet, with or without accommodations, the faculty's expectation in class participation, performance, and work standards. The Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 are not designed to ensure equal result, but rather to ensure equal opportunities of access.
The American with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008 was signed into law on September 25, 2008, taking effect on January 1, 2009.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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