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The Technology Access Program (TAP) at Gallaudet University is conducting a brief online survey to learn about the types of alerting devices deaf and hard of hearing people might prefer to notify them to common sounds around the home (doorbell ringing, videophone call, baby crying, etc.), and emergency alerts (fire alarms, emergency weather alerts, etc.). Your responses to this short survey will help us in the development of better notification options for these common sounds and emergency alerts.

To take this survey you must be 18 years or older.

The Gallaudet Institutional Review Board has approved this study. If you have any questions about the study, please contact Christian Vogler or Paula Tucker

Please click to begin the survey.

The survey will close on October 31, 2016.

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FIRST FOLIO Information (ASL + Captioned Video)

Event Calendar

In October 2016, Gallaudet University hosts a month-long program for the traveling exhibit First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, with a copy of the First Folio provided by the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Shakespeare First Folio
The First Folio will be on display in the Washburn Arts Building (WAB), and programming throughout the month will offer the public a variety of ways to engage with Shakespeare in visually oriented ways. Six panels provided by the Folger Shakespeare Library will cover the history of Shakespeare and the First Folio alongside four companion panels developed by Gallaudet University focusing on the history of Shakespeare in the Deaf community and translations of his works in American Sign Language (ASL).



The university will have to remove free online content that doesn't meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Harrison Bergeron should enroll at the University of California-Berkeley. The federal Department of Justice recently informed the university that the online content it makes available to the public free of charge runs afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act—blind and deaf people wouldn't be able to access it, according to the government.

In response, Berkeley is considering simply removing the online resources, since that's much cheaper than becoming ADA compliant.

You might say, well, Berkeley is a public university, and has a responsibility to make its resources available to all students, regardless of their disability status. That's true. But here's the thing: no Berkeley student has complained. The online courses have proven to be perfectly accessible to the entire student body thus far.

Read more . . . DOJ - ADA


Friday, September 30

Inauguration of Gallaudet's 11th and first deaf woman president, Roberta J. Cordano

Installation of Roberta J. Cordano, J.D.
3:30 p.m.
Gallaudet Field House

Keynote speakers:
Liisa Kauppinen,
 H-'98, Honorary President, World Federation of the Deaf
Frank Wu, J.D. Distinguished Professor, University of California Hastings College of the Law, Author and Advocate

The overflow location is in Elstad Auditorium

RSVP Information for Inauguration Community Celebration

All inauguration week activities are open to the campus community, alumni, and friends of the University. No tickets are required. RSVPs are requested for the Inauguration Community Celebration on Friday night to get an accurate count for refreshments and interpretation services. Click here to RSVP.

Inauguration will be streamed live. (Check following website for link)

More information on Gallaudet University Website:




The Democratic Party foresees a total of 50,000 attendees at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The DNC will be held July 25th through the 28th. Nine lucky Gallaudet University students will be participating in the 2-week Washington Center's Democratic Convention Seminar, through Temple University.

The two-week seminar will include: formal instruction, guest lectures, and fieldwork assignments, allowing interns to experience the DNC, from behind the scenes. During the second half of the program, students will volunteer at the Wells Fargo Arena, where they will work with their fieldwork assignments, based on the organization to which they are assigned.

Read more  . . . Watch Signed /Captioned Video



By Jyoti Madhusoodanan

Peter Hauser Photo Credit: M. Benjamin
Peter Hauser Photo Credit: M. Benjamin

It’s a team sport, but indoor polo doesn’t take much talking—which helped make it an instant fit for Peter Hauser. During his freshman year of college, a few horse hours were a weekly routine: polo three times a week, together with training ponies or coaching local students in the sport. But Hauser had a stronger motivation than his love of the game: The horses didn’t expect him to hear them.

At the age of 5, a bout of spinal meningitis left Hauser completely deaf. While in middle school, he attempted to use cochlear implants—considered an experimental treatment at the time—but the prosthetics proved ineffective. The procedures and monitoring nonetheless had an upside: They provided his earliest experiences working with researchers, which helped him become interested in pursuing science himself.

Hauser had a longstanding interest in human psychology. As a deaf student, however, he didn’t think he could work with people as research subjects, so he chose to major in animal sciences instead. But when his advanced courses proved challenging, he began taking evening sign language classes at a community college so that he could use an interpreter to keep up—he had relied on lip-reading up to that point—and the decision was life-changing.

Read Article  . . . Tuning in to deaf needs



(Red WingMinnesota) Five Deaf Community artists arrive at the Anderson Center this week for a monthlong residency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The five women — writers, artists and a scholar — represent the second artist residency at Tower View for Deaf artists. The NEA awarded a similar grant two years ago for individuals whose native or adoptive language is American Sign Language.

“I am deeply grateful to the NEA for supporting this second residency for Deaf artists,” said Christopher Burawa, executive director of Red Wing’s artist community.

“Two years ago the Anderson Center, under the guidance of Cynthia Weitzel, established the first monthlong artist residency in the country devoted to supporting Deaf artists,” he added.

“This was a groundbreaking event because this community has not received the benefits of the services and resources available to hearing artists.”

Weitzel, a Deaf visual artist, is a year-round studio artist at Tower View. She conceived the program and is overseeing outreach activities as well as a public presentation at the end of the residency.

Read more  . . . Deaf artists


Mar 19, 2016

Gallaudet University Technology Access Program, National Association of the Deaf, and Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. are conducting a survey to learn about the experiences of people who are deaf and hard of hearing in their use of Video Relay Service (VRS). Our goal is to use the responses you provide to this survey to help inform the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about the use of VRS among people who are deaf and hard of hearing.




by Johnny Harris and Gina Barton
March 2, 2016

We live in a world made for people who hear. But what would our cities looks like if they were designed for the deaf? DeafSpace is an emerging approach to design and architecture that is informed by the unique sensory experience of those who don't hear. In conjunction with Curbed's feature on DeafSpace, we visited Gallaudet University to see what DeafSpace looks like in action.

Read more and watch captioned video



NBC NEWS 4 , Washington ,DC
By Jason Pugh and Mark Stephens

As a player, there was nothing unfamiliar about the basketball court for Lawrence Moten.

A star at Archbishop Carroll High School, he was recruited by Maryland and Georgetown before heading north to Syracuse University. He's still the team's all-time leading scorer, and he's sharing his basketball knowledge with players at Gallaudet University.

“I always wanted to teach,” said Moten. “Teaching is coaching. Coaching is teaching. It’s something I love to do.”

Moten is an assistant coach at Gallaudet, a school for the deaf and hard of hearing. Many of the players communicate primarily through American Sign Language. Moten does not.

Read More . . .  BB at Gally - Watch Captioned Video



This year marks the 20th anniversary of Alumni Basketball Madness!
In honor of this milestone, we are offering a special rate for GUAA members to come and be part of the fun!

$1 admission to BOTH games!

Please see the attached flyer and we hope to see you on
Saturday, January 23, 2016 in those beautiful Gallaudet colors!

Bring on the alumni spirit!
-The alumni relations staff





Ivy Sahneyah is from Arizona, and she is a sophomore and she’s in her second year of GU cross country and Track & Field.

Kevlasha Humphrey is from Jackonsville, Illinois. She will graduate this May with a Bachelors in Social Work. She’s in her third year of GU cross country and track & field.

LaQuita Carroll is born and raised in Alabama. She’s currently a junior, and studying a degree in social work. She’s in her third year of GU cross country and track & field.

All three ladies are Deaf-Blind, and they all love to run. Cross country is their thing, and they’re not afraid to say so. To look into the minds of these great runners, I sat down with them for an interview.

Read more  . .  Deaf-Blind Runners



 Roberta “Bobbi” Cordano to be the next University President

Announcement starts at 00:09:12


Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Bachelor of Arts, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisc.

Roberta “Bobbi” Cordano, J.D., recently had served as the vice president of programs for the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation in Saint Paul, Minn. In this role, she oversees direct community-based programs to nearly 9,500 people in the areas of early childhood, community mental health, family supportive housing, aging and caregiver services, school reform, and food access. Her accomplishments in this role range from managing and sustaining programs in a highly volatile revenue environment, providing community leadership, fostering innovation, strengthening and supporting diversity within the workforce, and structuring services for optimal alignment and collaboration.

The above text taken from Finalist Candidate Page

Official announcement
Board Of Trustees Names Roberta "Bobbi" Cordano To Serve As University's Next President


See the Gallaudet Website for more about the official announcement .