NTID Unveils Web Site For Deaf Artists
Oct. 11, 2005
by Karen E.M. Black
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A Web site to showcase and promote the works of deaf and hard-of-hearing artists in the United States is now available through the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology. The site, www.rit.edu/deafartists, is designed for artists, teachers, scholars, and researchers. It offers access to video interviews with various artists, artist biographies with descriptions of their chosen mediums, and a forum section with networking and dialogue opportunities.
“This site is a great resource for any artist or professional in the field of deaf studies,” said Patricia Durr, associate professor in NTID’s Cultural and Creative Studies department.
More than 40 professional artists are featured, as well as a group of NTID/RIT students whose self-portraits, along with written or video descriptions, are shown. Additionally, a dozen articles related to deaf art and/or deaf artists are available. A resources section includes links related to deaf art and to individual artists’ Web sites.
NTID is the first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. One of eight colleges of RIT, NTID offers educational programs and access and support services to the 1,100 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from around the world who study, live, and socialize with 14,400 hearing students on RIT’s Rochester, N.Y., campus.
Web address: http://www.rit.edu/NTID
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