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VR Justification Document
Question: My job as a Vocational Rehabilitation counselor is to assist clients in getting the training and
tools they need to get employment. How does Gallaudet help a student get a job better than a local
Answer: In addition to direct communication, Gallaudet provides job opportunities, internships, and career training that prepare students for their future employment.
Question: Why should I send a deaf client to Gallaudet University when it is cheaper for me to send them to a local college with interpreters?
Answer: It may appear to be cheaper to send a student to a local college with interpreters, but there are high costs, financial and otherwise, to this approach. Consider the following:
Question: What benefits does Gallaudet University offer for a deaf client that they cannot get
Answer: Direct access to every aspect of college life provides students with extensive benefits in
academics and the development of soft skills that prepare them to lead and thrive in their careers and
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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