Former head of deaf university visits UNC Asheville

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — America’s deaf community is at a crossroads according to a national leader visiting a North Carolina university.

Former Gallaudet University president I. King Jordan is scheduled to speak Tuesday at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Jordan was the first deaf president of the nation’s leading university for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

He was appointed after lengthy protests by students. Jordan served at Gallaudet from 1988 until 2006.

UNC Asheville is marking the university’s first Disability Awareness Week. Jordan’s talk is free and open to the public.
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