Who We Are
News & Stories
May 25, 2023
May 18, 2023
June 24, 2023
June 29, 2023
August 20, 2023
University Wide Events
No Communication Compromises
Areas of Study
Changing the world
Community & Innovation
Research Experiences & Services
Our Global Presence
Global at Home
Global Learning For All
Your Journey Starts Here
Tools and Resources
Explore Our Campus
Jun 7, 2023
Jun 6, 2023
Wartime opportunities for women and the deaf
The right to drive: the uphill battle against motor vehicle laws
Soldier style: Some Deaf schools adopt dress code to eliminate socio-economic barriers
Since Deaf people weren’t allowed to serve in the military, they contributed to the war effort from home
On Screen: Public perceptions of Deaf people and other minority groups
Forging connections through Deaf associations
Factory Work: Jobs available to Deaf workers during World War II
Deaf Clubs and their role in Deaf social life
Akron’s “Silent Colony” – what it meant to be active and visible
National Deaf Life Museum
History Through Deaf Eyes
The early 1900s saw a country shifting from an agricultural to an industrial economy. People were moving from rural farmlands to urban cities for work. Two world wars created a huge demand for ships, vehicles, weapons, and many other industrial products, so factory work was plentiful
Like women and minority groups, deaf people found wartime jobs in large numbers. This concentration of deaf people in cities provided the opportunity to build social clubs, church groups, sports organizations, and alliances that would foster community life.
Gallaudet University Archives, Benjamin M. Schowe, Sr. Collection
Soldier style: Some Deaf schools adopt dress code to eliminate socio-economic...
Since Deaf people weren’t allowed to serve in the military, they contri...
Akron’s “Silent Colony” – what it meant to be active ...
Formation of a Community
Awareness, Access and Change
Language and Identity
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
Copyright © 2023 Gallaudet University. All rights reserved.
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. 20002