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.
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I. King Jordan Student Academic Center (JSAC), Room 1242
(202) 250-2612 (videophone)(202) 448-7065 (voice)(202) 651-5887 (fax)
OSWD provides in-person reading or alternative text for students who have low vision or have print disabilities such as dyslexia. OSWD will secure E-text from the publisher or scan texts not available through the publisher. Assistive technology to access print materials is available for student use at OSWD.
Readers are available to provide academic support services to students with disabilities so that course material is fully accessible to them. Duties may include in-person reading, taping, test proctoring, and/or assisting students with required library research. Classroom assistance must be approved by the OSWD Counselor. Reading for personal study is not provided by OSWD.
To request reading services, students are advised to meet with their OSWD counselor who will either contact Recordings for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D) regarding the availability of textbooks or hire in-person readers. A minimum of two weeks notification is required to get materials from RFB&D or to have OSWD locate readers for coursework.
OSWD employs readers to provide in-person reading for students who are not able to access RFB&D. Students are asked to provide their OSWD counselor with their course syllabi. Any additional reading assignments such as pre-reading course material, extended reading for incompletes, and thesis preparation must be approved in advance. Be mindful that readers are themselves students and need sufficient notice to accommodate requests.
OSWD students are encouraged to communicate directly with the reader(s) about assignments. OSWD can be used as a drop-off and pick-up point for materials.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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Spring 2021 – Dec 12Fall 2021 – May 15