To the Gallaudet University community near and far:

We would like to apologize for the multiple issues with the livestream of President Cordano’s Welcome Home address today. Shortly after the livestream began, we lost our signal on both Facebook Live and YouTube, and on the deafblind/low vision feed. We worked furiously to correct these issues with the technical support team at Facebook, losing 20 to 25 minutes in all. As we write this, the livestream is up and running, but has frozen multiple times.

This is not acceptable by any standard — least of all ours. We extend our sincere and profound apologies to our community around the country and the world.

Please find below the YouTube link to the Welcome Home Address, and a link to the transcript.






View transcript here

View description here


Again, we apologize for the inconvenience. We pledge that we will do better.


Brandi Rarus
Chief Marketing and Undergraduate Admissions Officer
Gallaudet University