The population of deaf students at this University came to the institution in order to learn to function as full members of the populous but found they had to possess the institution's recognized form of literacy before they could be accommodated. They found themselves in an impossible bind, one which the majority of new deaf students do not seem to have been able to overcome. The institution protected itself from the demands of an outcast population by being unable to comprehend the demands being made. From the students' perspective, the institution was not able to consider their requests for accommodation because the institution was not able to recognize their communication as requests for accommodation.

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