Friday, September 25, 2009

The Only Deaf Community College

School officials say it is the only community college program in the world designed for deaf and hard of hearing. The Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf serves about 100 on the roster with about 50 faculty and staff trained in sign language. The west Texas school gives students career and technical training. And this year, it added a new athletic program. There will soon be a men’s basketball team and a women’s volleyball team.