Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Troy starts Deaf Program

Alabama’s Troy University is getting a quarter of a million dollars to train deaf interpreters. The money is coming in the form of a grant from the Alabama State Department of Education. It will be used to fund an undergraduate Interpreter Training Program and to provide at least one course for high school students. Governor Bob Riley says he hopes the program will set a national standard. The university plans to eventually establish a Center on Deafness. Troy Chancellor Jack Hawkins lead the Alabama Institute for the Blind and Deaf for a decade.