Gallaudet University

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Gallaudet University,

at Washington, D.C.; coeducational; with federal support. It was founded (1856) as the Kendall School, a training school for deaf and blind students, by Edward Miner Gallaudet (see under Gallaudet, Thomas HopkinsGallaudet, Thomas Hopkins
, 1787–1851, American educator of the deaf, b. Philadelphia, grad. Andover Theological Seminary. In England and France he studied methods of education in schools for the deaf, and in Hartford, Conn.
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). Later primarily for the hearing-impaired, the school changed its name to Gallaudet College in 1954 and achieved university status in 1986. Special programs include instruction in the use of telecommunications in the classroom and an associate degree in interpreting for the deaf. Gallaudet's Kendall Demonstration Elementary School provides a tuition-free education, as well as diagnostic, medical, and social services for deaf children. There is also a secondary school for the deaf and a division of public services, which offers continuing education for the deaf, curriculum development, sign language programs, and training in physical disablities for professionals.
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The design competition is an important first step in one of the most dramatic neighborhood revitalizations the District has seen in some time," said Fred Weiner, assistant vice president of Administration at Gallaudet and CEO of the Gallaudet University Foundation.
John Michael Day, librarian at Gallaudet University who also serves as the elected secretary of the Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has worked on library guidelines for deaf people for many years.
As a member of the deaf community and an active user of instant messaging, I knew there had to be a way for people like me to combine the familiarity of messaging on a TTY with a quick and popular online IM service such as AIM," said Norman Williams, Senior Research Engineer for the Technology Access Program at Gallaudet University and developer of the real-time IM prototype used by AIM developers to implement this feature.
Established in 1864, Gallaudet University is the world's only four-year, liberal arts university at which all of its programs and services are designed for deaf and hard of hearing students.
The acquisitions policy of the Gallaudet University Library for its deafness-related collection is quite simple - acquire all materials related to deafness except in-depth medical works.
These are Gallaudet University, District of Columbia; the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York; the St.
In related investigations into predictive factors for reading ability, Gallaudet University researchers in Washington, D.
This additional contribution brings to $4 million the total amount the foundation has contributed to Gallaudet University to develop a center devoted to deaf people's language, culture, history and community.
That school is now known as Gallaudet University and it remains as the only four-year liberal arts university in the world for deaf and hard of hearing students.
Through interviews with families with at least one deaf family member who are bilingual in American Sign Language and English, Gallaudet University professors Bodner-Johnson (emeritus, education) and Benedict (communication studies) offer new insights on the developmental and educational needs of deaf children, their exposure to early bilingual signed and spoken language, and parental choices regarding the use of spoken language.
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