Research & Resource Center with Deaf* communities

  • close up of hands signing with images overlaid to show the motion of the sign
  • students in a classroom
  • Deaf Interpreter Conference: group of people using sign language to communicate
  • Deaf Interpreter Conference: multiple groups of people communicating using sign language.
  • woman signing to another woman


The Research and Resource Center with Deaf* communities is housed in the College of Education along with the Divisions of Deaf Studies and Professional Studies, Education and Leadership, and Health and Exercise Science. For over 50 years we have been writing grants to support students in fields such as interpreter training, deaf and hard of hearing education, and rehabilitation counseling. Grant awards from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) allow us to provide over $620,000 each year in stipends and tuition remissions for students in our undergraduate ASL/English Interpreting Program, our graduate level Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program, and our month-long Rehabilitation Counseling with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults certificate program.