Research & Scholarly Achievement
at Gallaudet University
EL2: VL2 national research volunteer program
One of the difficult challenges faced by researchers working with culturally Deaf participants is the recruitment of these participants. To help facilitate this, VL2 is designing a web-based volunteer program whereby Deaf adults can volunteer over the web to become participants in research projects, and parents of deaf children can volunteer on behalf of their children to become research participants. The VL2 Research Volunteer Program includes a brief online background questionnaire to help researchers to define and select subgroups of a broader d/Deaf population with specific characteristics for inclusion in proposed studies. Address information submitted to the database may also be used to disseminate valuable information about VL2 research and upcoming events of interest to a broad national constituency of deaf individuals and their families.