Hearing Impairment Series-Disabled Legend Dr Robert Davila

Dr Robert Davila was born in southern California to Mexican parents who worked in fields and orchards. At the age of 8, he contracted spinal meningitis and became deaf. When his mother learned about a school for the deaf in northern California, she sent Roberto (his childhood name) alone on a journey to the California School for the Deaf in Berkeley (which later moved to California School for the Deaf, Fremont).

Dr Robert Davila graduated from Gallaudet University, with a Bachelor’s in Education. Dr Robert Davila then went to Hunter College with a Master’s in Special Education. To complete his education, he attended and graduated from Syracuse University with a Ph.D. in Educational Technology. Dr Robert Davila also has received honorary degrees from Gallaudet, RIT, Stonehill College, and Hunter College.

Dr Robert Davila served as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services of the United States from 1989 to 1993 during the administration of George H.W. Bush. Educationally, Dr Robert Davila has experience teaching high school math, being an assistant principal, serving as a K-12 superintendent. Dr Robert Davila worked as professor, a college administrator and Vice President of Gallaudet University in the 1970s and ’80s. Dr Robert Davila was headmaster of the New York School for the Deaf at White Plains 1993 to 1996 as well as CEO of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf 1996 from 2006. On 10 December, 2006 Robert Davila was named Interim President of Gallaudet, enacted at the start of 2007.

Dr Robert Davila is the 9th president of Gallaudet University, the world’s only university in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students. Dr Robert Davila’s appointment came after the wake of the Unity for Gallaudet Movement protests of 2006, when many students, staff, and alumni objected to the installation of president-designate Jane Fernandes. Although he is officially the university’s 9th president, the Board of Trustees has limited his term to 18-24 months.

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Dyslexia Series-Disabled Legend Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Milton Ernest Rauschenberg was born on 22 October,1925 in Port Arthur, Texas. Robert is an American artist. Though Rauschenberg had difficulty reading he likes to put words into his artwork. Robert often misspells them. Robert also likes to play word games, for example, creating palindromes (words that can be read forward and backward.) On May 9, 2006 at Christie’s in New York City, a work of art by Robert Rauschenberg titled “Cage,” dedicated to John Cage, sold for $1,360,000, a record for a Rauschenberg piece on paper. Though his work is recognized worldwide, when he was in school his success would not have been predicted. Rauschenberg has dyslexia, a reading disability that made school very difficult for him. “I was considered slow. While my classmates were reading their textbooks, I drew in the margins,” Rauschenberg told an interviewer.

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Epilepsy Series-Disabled Legend Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann was born on 8 June, 1810 and died on 29 July, 1856. Robert was a German composer, aesthete and influential music critic. He is one of the most famous Romantic composers of the 19th century.

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Spina Bifida Series-Disabled Legend Robert Hensel

Robert Hensel being an international poet and writer, Robert has never let spina bifida come in the way of his artistic mind. “There were many times that my schoolmates would laugh at me and call me names simply because of their lack of understanding of why I was a little different”. He was awarded the title of one of the best poets of the 20th century with over 900 publications worldwide and detains the world record at Guiness and Ripley’s for the longest non stop wheelie in a weelchair.

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