Accessible Technology Summer Research at Gallaudet University

Accessible Information and Communications Technologies Site, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC


Gallaudet University is the only university in the world where students live and learn using American Sign Language (ASL) and English. It offers a 10-week summer research program for undergraduate students focusing on accessible information and communications technologies. Participants will be immersed in a collaborative community of practice and be mentored by accessible technology faculty researchers on projects focused on accessible technology for the deaf and hard of hearing communities. Lab activities will be supplemented with weekly research training seminars, invited talks, and professional development workshops.

Participating in an undergraduate research project is a great way to learn a lot about a specific area and to try your hand at a cutting-edge research topic. If you are thinking about graduate school, this is also an excellent opportunity to find out what research is about and to get experience before applying.

In this program, students will come together to learn about computing research methodologies, participate in active research, and receive professional development training. As a participant in the REU site, you will receive a stipend, room and board, and travel reimbursement.

At a Glance

  • The application for Summer 2023 opens November 2022

  • Program dates: May 14 - July 22, 2023

  • Application deadline: March 15th 11:59 ET

  • 10-week research experience in accessible technology

  • Research guided by faculty mentors and graduate students

  • Weekly presentations by researchers

  • Lab tours, seminars, invited talks and graduate school advising

  • $6,000 stipend, housing, meals and travel provided


REU AICT At Gallaudet University

Program Requirements

Requirements to get into the Program

  • Be enrolled in computer science, information technology, psychology, linguistics, communications, or related accessible technology field.

  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident.

  • be an undergraduate student in good standing.

Applicants will be notified of their status by April.

Accepted students

  • live in campus housing.

  • attend weekly seminars and programs.

  • work a minimum of 40 hours per week at the REU site.

  • submit a written research report paper.

  • present a summary of research work and findings.

  • submit a report describing their project and their experience.

  • complete an exit survey.

  • assist in further recruitments at their respective school.

Remember, once you have accepted an offer from the program, you are obligated to complete the summer internship (all 10 weeks) program and meet the program requirements.