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Education: Disability Specific: College, Vocational and Post Secondary Education for Students with Hearing Impairment and Deafness

Includes Hearing Impairment, Deafness, Hard of Hearing, Hearing Loss.

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Gallaudet University located in Washington, DC is the premier university in the United States for students that are deaf and hard of hearing. The school offers both graduate and undergraduate degree programs in a wide variety of fields. In addition to the traditional fields of study, they also offer several unique certificate programs in the areas of deaf history, American Sign Language and Audiology. They have also created a Deaf Studies department, which has been designed to "give students an opportunity to acquire an understanding of the deaf community as a part of human diversity." For more information, visit their website or call (202) 651-5000 (V/TTY).

Postsecondary Education Programs Network is a national collaboration of four Regional Postsecondary Education Centers for Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Centers are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. They assist postsecondary institutions across the nation in attracting and serving individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The site provides informational links on the regional centers, news, positions, grants, listserv, on-line training, conferences, chats, and more.

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Midwestern States Region

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc., serving students in Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, focuses on one-on-one tutoring and small group instruction for pre-K through college-age students and adults in over 50 subjects. Traditional subjects like English, reading, math and science are the fundamentals, but the company also offers instruction in areas such as computer science, piano, voice and art, college-level courses, and foreign languages. In addition, Back to Basics serves learning disabled, hearing and visually impaired, ADHD, homebound and home schooled students. For more information, call (302) 594-0754 or write to Back To Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc., 6 Stone Hill Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.

State Listings


Disability Services at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities offer many services and programs to assist individuals with disabilities achieve their greatest potential. The office first assesses each individual's needs to determine which services would be of benefit. Services provided include sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices, captioned videos, document conversion, and assistive computer technology. The University is also involved in a number of research and development projects that include Careers On-Line, Project LEEDS: Leadership Education to Empower Disabled Students, Career Connections, and Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) Liaison. Furthermore, they strive to adapt teaching strategies to various disability types and levels. For more information about enrolling in the University, visit their website or call (612) 624-4037 (V/TTY).

Southwest State University, located in Marshall, Minnesota, offers many services to students with disabilities. Such services include physical therapy, adaptive physical education, intercollegiate wheelchair basketball, wheelchair and adaptive device services, as well as academic assistance which includes test proctoring, texts-on-tape, interpreter services, hearing screening, speech therapy and equipment resources. Attendant care is also made available to those students living on campus. For more information, call (507) 537-7021.

New York National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), located in Rochester, New York, is the world's largest technological college for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. NTID, one of eight colleges of the Rochester Institute of Technology, offers a diverse selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as a number of recreational and campus activities. For more information or to set up a campus visit, call (716) 475-6700 (Voice/TTY).

South Carolina

South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB), located in Spartanburg, SC offers post-secondary programs and services to qualifying adult, state residents who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, blind or visually-impaired, or sensory multidisabled. Their Postsecondary Vocational Training Program is typically one or two years in length and lead to a certificate of completion of the required course work. Students develop portfolios designed to demonstrate their skills to prospective employers. Training areas include Building Maintenance, Digital Arts, Food Service, Forklift Truck Driving, Horticulture Technology, Information Systems Technology (Computers), or Therapeutic Massage (through Spartanburg Technical College). For more information, call (864) 577-7744 (Voice/TTY).

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United Kingdom

Westgate College for Deaf People is a specialized college for young, deaf people aged 16 to 25 years. They offer a number of courses with a focus on vocational development. Study programs include the Vocational Access Program, the Independent Living and Social Skill Program, Animal Care, Conservation, House Keeping and Catering. They also offer individualized study programs. For more information, call 01843 836300.

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