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Inauguration of Gallaudet’s 11th & first deaf woman president, Roberta J. Cordano – Friday, Sept. 30th

September 15, 2016 in Community Events, Hearing Loss & Deafness


Friday, September 30

Inauguration of Gallaudet’s 11th and first deaf woman president, Roberta J. Cordano

Installation of Roberta J. Cordano, J.D.
3:30 p.m.
Gallaudet Field House

Keynote speakers:
Liisa Kauppinen,
 H-’98, Honorary President, World Federation of the Deaf
Frank Wu, J.D. Distinguished Professor, University of California Hastings College of the Law, Author and Advocate

The overflow location is in Elstad Auditorium

RSVP Information for Inauguration Community Celebration

All inauguration week activities are open to the campus community, alumni, and friends of the University. No tickets are required. RSVPs are requested for the Inauguration Community Celebration on Friday night to get an accurate count for refreshments and interpretation services. Click here to RSVP.

Inauguration will be streamed live. (Check following website for link)

More information on Gallaudet University Website:


Inauguration Access for People with Disabilities

January 18, 2013 in Advocacy & Access, Community News, NVRC Announcements

Inauguration Access for People with Disabilities
From Access Fairfax

recent Washington Post article offered information on the inauguration for people with disabilities.

Accommodations for people with disabilities include designated accessible pedestrian routes, wheelchair-accessible portable toilets, and services for attendees who are deaf and blind will be offered on Monday. Also, Jumbotron screens showing the swearing in ceremony will have real-time captioning and American Sign Language interpreters will be stationed at four locations on the Mall, said Stephanie Young, a spokeswoman for the Presidential Inauguration Committee.

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