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)
There is a variety of adaptive technologies, both hardware and software, available to students with disabilities. Some students may need to type their tests on a computer with or without special software. In some cases, students may use their own computer; in other cases, they may need to use a computer on campus.
If classroom tables, desks, and chairs are not accessible, a student may contact OSWD to arrange the use of adaptive furniture, such as raised or adjustable-height tables, or ergonomic or adaptive chairs, for use in the classroom. Loan of adaptive furniture is for the student's use only and can only be arranged for classes for which the student is actually registered. The student requesting the use of adaptive furniture will discuss needs with an OSWD counselor to find the best possible solution. The student will provide the necessary documentation to establish eligibility and, if the student drops the class the loan of the adaptive furniture will be discontinued.
Some students who are hard of hearing may require an assistive listening device. Each device is different. In most cases, unless there is an audio system in the room that has a built in ALD, the faculty member will be required to wear a small device with a microphone so that the student can hear. It will be important for the professor to repeat any comments from other members of the class.
OSWD students who are in need of assistive listening devices should discuss this request with their OSWD counselor. OSWD will work with the student and the academic dean to resolve accommodation requests.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
Copyright © 2021 Gallaudet University. All rights reserved.
800 Florida Avenue NE Washington, D.C. 20002
Spring 2021 – Dec 12Fall 2021 – May 15