Apple Teams Up With Gallaudet University to Provide Tech and Learning Opportunities to Students

Apple is teaming up with Gallaudet University for a multifaceted collaboration that will provide students with accessible technology, learning opportunities, and career options, according to Gallaudet University President Roberta Cordano.


Starting this fall, Gallaudet plans to provide all of its students and faculty with an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and Smart Folio for the ‌iPad Pro‌ for learning and teaching, with students and teachers at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center also participating.

The benefits to Gallaudet of having the Apple technology include increased personalized learning capabilities, greater digital fluency, an increase in student performance and engagement, quicker turnaround time for assessments, improved record-keeping of students' progress, and instant communication between peers and teachers. It also presents new opportunities for innovative learning and teaching strategies.

Apple devices are among the most accessible ever and continue to transform the way learners learn and teachers teach. Gallaudet is very excited to be partnering with Apple, and most especially to be part of their efforts to increase opportunities for tens of millions of students with disabilities all over the world.

Gallaudet will be the first university to participate in a new Apple scholarship that's available for students of color with disabilities, and students will be provided with the tools and guidance to develop bilingual apps in American Sign Language (ASL) and English.

Scholarships will support students who are pursuing degrees and coursework in information technology, computer science, and other science, technology, and mathematics fields.

Apple plans to provide Gallaudet students with an opportunity to participate in the annual Worldwide Developers Conference, and there's a new recruitment program with Gallaudet available through Apple Carnegie Library. The store employs more than 30 team members of the deaf and hard of hearing community, and many of those are Gallaudet students or alumni.

In partnership with Apple Carnegie Library, Gallaudet and Clerc Center work to develop customized training, sessions, and programming for students, faculty, staff, and K-12 teachers.

Top Rated Comments

laz232 Avatar
14 months ago
Despite having a degree in computer science and one in engineering, I still prefer to use pen and paper when I'm thinking or doing any kind of mathematics.
The idea of doing any complex research on an iPad is in my opinion very counter-productive, a table with a number of good books open at the same time is also something that is hard to replicate...
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jav6454 Avatar
14 months ago

With 8 years I was already replacing computer parts, with 12y i began doing ASM and reverse engineering, most of todays kids can’t even change a flat bike tire.

I my opinion, all this simplification of technology will lead to huge lack of knowledge and practices in the future, i mean about how things works and is build. All stuff is getting clued together and untweakable, hardware and also software wise.
Your experience is not the experience of every kid in the US. Several kids already know how to solder in SMT components and/or build complete PCBs using over-counter components to build their devices. I won't generalize and say all kids know this, but assuming simplification will eliminate this is unreal.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
4jasontv Avatar
14 months ago
Gallaudet's football team invented the huddle as a way to prevent teams from seeing their signs.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TimB21 Avatar
14 months ago
i wonder if folks were saying this "we can't oversimplify, kids of today" stuff 100 years ago as auto repair became limited and specialized? No more fixing your car on the roadside 'cos the flange gasket had failed and needed some horsehair.

Its called progress. People who need to learn, or to make money, will learn. The rest of us will learn what we need to live life.

Rant over. :-)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wildkraut Avatar
14 months ago

Apple teaches on the software front. Yes, you can go on the Rhas Pi or Arduino, but this way you have extra choice to focus on.
With 8 years I was already replacing computer parts, with 12y i began doing ASM and reverse engineering, most of todays kids can’t even change a flat bike tire.

I my opinion, all this simplification of technology will lead to huge lack of knowledge and practices in the future, i mean about how things works and is build. All stuff is getting clued together and untweakable, hardware and also software wise.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jav6454 Avatar
14 months ago

Seriously, I wonder what they will learn about tech with Apple. I mean, Apple keeps doing stuff simpler, and all done with Frameworks, they will learn nothing. Thats the downside of today’s tech, better get a Raspberry Pi.
Apple teaches on the software front. Yes, you can go on the Rhas Pi or Arduino, but this way you have extra choice to focus on.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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