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Gallaudet is the nation's and the world's first university for the deaf, and remains the world's only university where all classes and services are tailored to the needs of the hearing-impaired.
Gallaudet is the nation's and the world's first university for the deaf, and remains the world's only university where all classes and services are tailored to the needs of the hearing-impaired. Aside from being the principal institution and center for American Sign Language, the university also comprises a National Historic District, a designation received for its several excellent examples of fanciful North American High Gothic architecture. The most famous of these is the campus' centerpiece, Chapel Hall. Tours can be arranged to be in spoken English, but only with a good amount of advance notice (they are routinely available in ASL), and are geared at information for prospective students and their families.
800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
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