Cue College Vision

The Cue College vision is to enable every deaf child to have easy and effective communication in the spoken language of the home and community, from infancy through adulthood, providing each with the necessary foundation for attaining age-appropriate language and literacy levels and full educational and career opportunities.

Cue College Mission

The primary Cue College mission is to provide, to deaf children and their families and the professionals who serve them, via the Cue College website, easy and affordable access to Cued Speech training, learning materials, and support.

The Cue College platform provides online courses built in Canvas, an online Cue Store with a wide variety of Cued Speech and language learning materials, an individualized online Cue Tutor program, and a Cue Library replete with Cued Speech-related resources.

Cued Speech is a mode of communication that provides 100% visual access to the phonemes of spoken language, enables age-appropriate language and literacy development, and maximizes the benefits received from assistive listening devices of all kinds.  It is intended to be part of a holistic approach that combines cueing with everything else that could benefit the deaf child, including technology and sign language.

Cue College has the following secondary missions:

1) Creating and sustaining a platform that can be shared with colleagues in the cueing community who are invited to create courses, products, and services that align with our primary mission; and

2) Partnering with other organizations to plan, organize, and conduct research in using Cued Speech to improve educational outcomes for deaf children.

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How we began and how we continue to grow...
Our first course, CS100 – Introduction to Cued American English, was developed using hundreds of video clips, photos, and text files from a CD-ROM based course in beginning Cued Speech, “I Cue U Cue”, developed by IDRT (Institute for Disabilities Research and Training, Inc.) with funding from the federal government.  Using the I Cue U Cue files, licensed to NCSA by IDRT, and then in turn, licensed to Cue College by the NCSA, allowed us to develop our first course more quickly and economically.

Part of our mission is that Cue College will continue to offer an expanding array of courses, products, services, and resources for teaching Cued Speech and best practices in the use of Cued Speech to families and professionals.  Cue College was developed to be a collaborative platform from which our colleagues in the national and international Cued Speech community could share, via the internet, expertise and resources they have developed over the years — so that all who could benefit from Cued Speech would finally have access.

Cue College's Partners

Initial seeds planted by…

Grants from the Million Dollar Roundtable Foundation, the Ronald and Mary Ann Lachman Family Foundation, and a Cue College board member were instrumental in the creation of “Cue College”.  Cue College funding will continue to depend for some time on donations from current and new benefactors — and we encourage those who desire and can afford to do so to contribute via the “Donate” buttons found on the Home Page and in the Cue Store.  Someday soon, we hope that all funding will come from sales of Cue College products and services!

Cue College is also especially indebted to Pam Beck, founder of the Cued Speech Discovery Bookstore, which for many years was the official store of the National Cued Speech Association.  Pam donated all assets of her store, including invaluable learning materials that she had created over the years, to Cue College to enable its “Cue Store” to become the new official store of the NCSA.

Likewise, founder of the West Coast Cued Speech Association, Joan Rupert, donated to Cue College her own set of invaluable cued language learning materials, developed over the course of many years — and, on behalf of all those who are benefitting from them, we thank her as well.

Our Primary Partner:  the NCSA

The NCSA was key in aiding Cue College’s development of its first foundational course, “CS100 – Introduction to Cued American English” by providing Cue College with a license to use content from the old “I Cue U Cue” CD-ROM program to create a web-based version of the course.   It is the goal of the Cue College team to partner with the NCSA to develop many new additional courses.

In addition, Cue College and the NCSA have joined together to offer “Cue Family” — a program for providing family members of deaf children of any age free access to Cued Speech training, a first-year free membership in the NCSA, and various free gifts that will help families on their cueing journey.  Please visit our special Cue Family registration page to register for this program:

In addition, Cue College’s “Cue Store” is the official store of the NCSA.  Cue Store sells NCSA memberships and an ever-growing number of NCSA-created Cued Speech / cued language products.   Please visit to learn more about the NCSA and to make connections with other members of the cueing community.

Want to be part of the team?
We invite our colleagues from the national and international Cued Speech community to contact us in order to become Cue College contributors and collaborators. We have invested in a platform for Cued Speech collaboration that can be shared by all of us.

We are seeking qualified individuals to:

  • Create and offer courses on our online learning management system, Canvas by Instructure;
  • Develop and/or sell Cued Speech-related products in our Cue Store; and
  • Contribute content to our Cue Library

Please contact us for more information on being a Cue College collaborator.  Generous and fair profit-sharing contracts will be offered for those who sell their courses and products on Cue College.  Cue College is a not-for-profit organization and will retain proceeds only to the extent necessary to continue developing and operating Cue College.

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