Teaching Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students

Class Act: Promoting Acess for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

This site contains a large amount of information intended to improve existing teaching practice regarding “access” to learning for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in postsecondary classrooms.

It includes Challenges and Strategies, Teacher Perspectives, Teaching Tools and more.

RIT American Sign Language & Deaf Studies Community Center

Classroom tips, Deaf culture tip sheet, Captioning resources and more


This new site contains information intended to provide instructors with classroom teaching strategies that foster collaborative learning among deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students. Additionally, this site provides valuable resources to assist faculty in finding answers to questions they might have when working with deaf and hard-of-hearing students in and outside of the classroom. 

Center for Professional Development’s Cluster on Diversity/Deaf Culture and Language

Trainings offered through the Center for Professional Development that help build awareness of diversity and deaf culture

RIT Resources for New Faculty

Includes Department of Access Services as well as the Contacts/Coordinators useful for planning or consultation

Teaching & Learning Services: Media Services

RIT Guidelines for Captioning Media

Includes Guidelines for Captioning, Resources, FAQs and Terminology

To request captioning, click here.

Other Resources

The Center for Applied Special Technology