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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Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
As a hard of hearing person, I attended mainstream programs and grew up only knowing how to fingerspell my name. However, my hearing significantly worsened during high school. During my junior year, I learned about Gallaudet University. The JumpStart program for new signers really appealed to me, so I enrolled at Gallaudet after graduating from high school. It was linguistically and culturally overwhelming for me at first, but as time went by, I was able to communicate with others without effort. My father, who is from Colombia, told me that he knew he was fluent in English when he started to dream in English. Today, I dream in ASL, and I call the Deaf community my home. I am so grateful to Gallaudet for enabling me to pick up ASL and thrive in a barrier-free environment.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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