Gallaudet College has received a $1,357,790 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Mich., to define a new role for the special school in assisting local communities to serve deaf people. Gallaudet has selected three schools for deaf people to work collaboratively with the college on the project. As model state resource centers, the demonstration schools will work toward becoming exemplary models in strengthening home, school and community ties for deaf people; training school and other professional personnel; helping adults realize their educational potential and participate in community affairs, and assisting public and private community and state agencies to serve their deaf constituents more effectively. The project will have its headquarters at Gallaudet.

If the high-speed electric gadgets used increasingly these days to process transactions in stores, banks, airlines, hotels and volume businesses of all kinds leave you mystified, a new consumer booklet might help. "Automation in the Marketplace," published by the Commerce Department National Bureau of Standards, answers typical questions asked by consumers and includes information helpful to business managers, weights and measures officials and other people who are concerned with automation's effects. Along with details on the mechanical operations of various automated systems, the new booklet discusses advantages and disadvantages of each. Priced at 90 cents, the booklet is available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. Ask for stock number 003-003-01969-1.