May 9, Day 3 of the 5-day Disability & Development Core Course
On the third day, the course began with a site visit to Gallaudet University, a federally chartered university for the education of the Deaf and hard of hearing located in Washington, D.C. The president of the Gallaudet University, Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz, made opening remarks. Dr. Khadijat Rashi talked about the global situation of the deaf community, Dr. Joseph Murray spoke about the human rights work of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), Dr. Audrey Cooper explained sign language usage and the impacts of sign language exclusion and Dr. Donna Mertens talked about the international development program at Gallaudet University.
The participants also had a chance to have a tour of Deaf-Centric Spaces on Campus guided by a undergraduate student majoring International Study, followed by the panel of World Deaf Leadership Scholarship students.Click here to read the full article
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