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.
I. King Jordan Student Academic Center (JSAC), Room 1242
(202) 250-2612 (videophone)(202) 448-7065 (voice)(202) 651-5887 (fax)
OSWD recognizes that individuals with temporarily disabling conditions that are a result of injuries, surgery, or short-term medical conditions may need access to services and resources similar to individuals with permanent disabilities. Examples of temporary disabilities include: broken limbs, hand injuries, or short term impairments following surgery or medical treatments.
A student with a temporary disability may contact OSWD for assistance even though the student may not meet the regular eligibility requirements for OSWD services. For example, an athlete may suffer a sprained wrist or broken arm; however, the injury is not a permanent disability and the athlete may not qualify for OSWD services. Nevertheless, the student could benefit from special accommodations, such as Note Taking services. OSWD would therefore work with the faculty to provide services as a good faith efforts.
The same good faith effort applies to a student who applied for OSWD services and is currently awaiting medical, psychological, or psycho-educational documentation in support of the existence of a disability or recommendations for accommodations.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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