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)
Appreciate Abilities: Students with disabilities, like all students, do some things well and others things not so well. Focus on what they can do rather than what they cannot do.
Wheelchair Etiquette: A wheelchair is part of a person's "personal space". Do not lean on a chair, touch it, or push it, unless asked to do so. When pushing a wheelchair, ask the person how he or she wants you to proceed. When you are talking with a student in a wheelchair, be seated so the student does not have to peer upward at you.
Architectural Barriers: Be alert to possible architectural barriers in places you want to enter with a person with a disability. If the person is on crutches or in a wheelchair, opening a door is appreciated. Also, watch for poor lighting, which may impede communication for students with low vision or those who are deaf-blind.
Elevators: When an elevator is full, consider stepping off when an individual who has mobility challenges needs access. This will help the student who uses a wheelchair or other mobility device to be on time for classes.
Asking for Help: Many students with physical challenges will ask for help when they need it. You may ask if a student needs assistance, but do not insist.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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