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 staff members are committed to providing students equal access to educational achievement at Gallaudet University. Faculty members will be assisted with determinations regarding reasonable and effective accommodations, class adjustments, and teaching strategies for working with OSWD students.
Students are assigned to a counselor who is trained and experienced in providing accommodations in coordination with faculty and in consideration of specific disabilities. The counselor works with the student on the issues not only of academic accommodations and self advocacy, but also of curricular and extra-curricular activities, as well as the transition from school to work.
Changing OSWD counselors may be permitted on request to the OSWD director. The director reviews the request and determines whether action is merited. If a student's assigned counselor is no longer available, the student will be assigned to another counselor.
The support staff of OSWD assists students in making counselor appointments, accessing testing accommodations, printed materials converted to Large Print or Braille formats, and using assistive technology, such as Zoomtext, Closed Captioned Televisions, and eBooks.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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800 Florida Avenue NE Washington, D.C. 20002
Spring 2021 – Dec 12Fall 2021 – May 15