The new Deaf Studies Lab was made possible by a generous donation from the Evelyn Henderson Fund through the East Bay Community Foundation. With the donation, Ohlone was able to fully equip a classroom and adjacent computer lab with new technology, software and furnishings to accommodate students. The lab officially opened in September 2010.
Purpose of Deaf Studies Lab
The Deaf Studies Lab (DSL) on the Fremont campus provides Deaf and American Sign Language (ASL) students to engage in spontaneous and natural language interaction. The Lab is fully equipped with 40 computer stations with the latest teaching and learning technology available. The computers are equipped with various software packages that allow students to work with video and graphics to create and use projects that improve signed and written language and communication skills. In addition faculty and peer tutoring is also available.