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Though Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. is relatively unknown by most, the specific community it serves renders it infinitely important. The first school of advanced education of the deaf and hard of hearing in the world, it remains the only university in which all programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of students with hearing problems. The bilingual community (of American Sign Language and English) results in an interesting dynamic in which deaf and hearing students are involved.

Though the school, founded in 1864, remains a significant institution, it has had its fair share of political and educational issues. In the 1980s, students engaged in a strike demanding the hiring of a deaf president of the university. A similar protest took place in 2006. The school almost lost accreditation in 2007 but has since bounced back. Its federal ties are also sometimes criticized.

Those in the Washington area should stop by Gallaudet University, prospective students as well as passers by. This unique institution will definitely result in an interesting experience. More information about it can be found at www.gallaudet.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

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