The Regional Resource Center on Deafness is housed in the College of Education along with the Divisions of Deaf Studies and Professional Studies, Teacher Education, 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. 

In addition to student support, we also provide outreach and technical assistance to interpreters through the Western Region Interpreter Education Center (a part of the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers, funded by RSA), and to adult settings such as colleges and vocational rehabilitation programs that are unfamiliar with providing access to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf with co-occurring disabilities through a contract with Pepnet 2.

News and Announcements


The RRCD is conducting a Community Needs Assessment for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Loss communities. The survey is open through August 31st., 2016.


2017 ASL Immersion (Annual Silent Weekend)


We are putting together some great cohorts for this next round and would LOVE to consider your application (or someone you know!)...

Who do you know who is interested in continuing their education, researching and advancing the field, and/or becoming a more skilled interpreter?? tag them below....

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It's that time of year again! This year, we are excited to open our call for applications to both newer and more seasoned interpreters!! We have designed tracks that will provide structured, supervised, and intentional development of reflective practice skills needed to successfully enter and flourish as a professional. AND We continue to offer our track for advanced practitioners to develop skills in advanced interpreting, leadership, and teaching!! (You can see a bit more about their work by visiting the published thesis page digitalcommons.wou.edu/theses/) If you are interested in finding out more and/or want to receive updates when the new application is up and ready for submission, please click here to sign up: goo.gl/forms/5Yo9bE27rJzPMxJO2 [Priority Review of applications will begin November 15th for a June 2018 start!]

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