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)
Neuro-muscular disabilities result from the partial or total loss of the function of some part of the body that impedes mobility. Students with mobility challenges may experience muscle weakness, poor stamina, a lack of muscle control, or total paralysis, and possibly require the use of a wheelchair.
Access is a major concern of the student who uses a wheelchair. The student must learn routes to and from classes and across campus that do not present barriers. A barrier may be a staircase, a curb, a narrow walkway, a heavy door, an elevator door that has no delay mechanism, a vehicle blocking a curb cut or ramp, or a sign in the middle of what would otherwise be a wide enough walkway. OSWD is committed to working with students to remove access barriers on the Gallaudet campus.
Theater-type classrooms may present difficulties unless there is a large enough flat floor space in the front or rear of the room for a wheelchair to park, and there must also be an entrance on that level. Classrooms with tables are more accessible to students in wheelchairs; it is better if the tables and chairs are movable rather than stationary.
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