Are you deaf or hard of hearing? Did you grow up oral? Did you learn ASL later in life, when you were a teenager or older? If you answered yes to each question, please reach out!

The Modality, Acquisition, and Cognition (MAC) Lab at Gallaudet University is studying how deaf and hard-of-hearing people learn sign language as a second language, and we are looking for participants!

If you are interested or want to learn more, fill out the short eligibility survey using this link
Please only open this link on a computer (desktop or laptop) using Google Chrome. You will not be able to access the link using a phone, tablet, or other internet browser.

If you qualify, you will need about 45 minutes after the eligibility survey to complete the online tasks. After completing those tasks, you will be asked to schedule a 45-minute Zoom meeting to complete more tasks.

If you complete all the tasks, you will receive $40.

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at Gallaudet University.

If you have any questions, please email Thank you!

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