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)
Wheelchairs are considered personally owned items. OSWD students who use powered wheelchairs on campus are responsible for their care and maintenance. OSWD strongly advises students using powered wheelchairs to keep in their dorm a battery charger, a back-up battery, and a manual wheelchair in case their powered equipment fails.
Students who experience a wheelchair breakdown while traveling on campus should contact the Department of Public Safety (DPS) for assistance. DPS staff can gain access to the student's dorm room and the student's back-up equipment to help get the student mobile again.
OSWD does not provide loaner wheelchairs or batteries for wheelchairs, nor does OSWD repair wheelchairs. However, OSWD does maintain a referral list of companies throughout the DC Metro area that may be helpful for assistance with wheelchair rentals, repairs, and replacements.
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