Reaching out to deaf community

As part of its “Changing the Culture Disability Awareness Series,” West Chester University will present I. King Jordan, Gallaudet University’s first deaf president, on April 19. The program will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the campus’s Sykes Theater. Jordan, who grew up in Glen Ridge, Pa., became Gallaudet’s president during the famous Deaf President Now protest at the school in 1988. Although he retired a few years ago, he offered inspiration to many deaf and hard-of-hearing people, who have often repeated one of his most famous quotes: “Deaf people can do anything hearing people can, except hear.” Sign language interpreters will be provided.