For the third consecutive year, graduates of St. Petersburg College’s Sign Language Interpretation program traveled to Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. with ASL/INT instructors Professor Carol Downing and Dr. Beth Carlson to experience its historically significant environment.
Gallaudet University was the first college established for the Deaf in the United States. Students in SPC’s Sign Language Interpretation Program learned about Gallaudet’s long and rich history, the first deaf president of the university and the importance of accessible education for the Deaf. They also experienced deaf-friendly architecture, from past to present, and the impact and importance of the Deaf Community. Also of significance, this year was Gallaudet University’s 150th anniversary.