Imagine my surprise when I got on the RIT website today and find out that an former NTID student is going to be appearing on CBS's Amazing Race with his mother. But this isn't some random alum...Luke Adams, my former ASL teacher will be featured on Amazing Race in the new season which starts tonight!
Here is a link to the full story: http://www.rit.edu/news/?v=46609
Having NTID on our campus really sets us apart from every other school I looked at. I wasn't able to take an ASL class for credit through RIT my first year. Instead, I found out from one of the 5000 fliers hanging in the dorms that NTID offered ASL 1 - 3 for $15 per quarter. The classes met at night once a week. I wound up learning a ton! The class was really small...about 8 - 10 of us and we were all together for three quarters. There were some funny moments...like the time I was trying to sign pizza. My RA taught me the WRONG sign for pizza.
Another way to learn sign is through NVZ or No Voice Zone. My sorority holds a No Voice Zone every Monday at 7 pm. Unfortunately, I'm unable attend this quarter because of my work schedule, but I've been keeping up by using my "Sign For Dummies" book.