NTIDís Davila Wins Two Awards




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Dr. Robert Davila, chief executive officer of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), a college of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has been selected to receive the 2003 I. Lee Brody Lifetime Achievement Award from Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc. (TDI) and the Advocacy Award from the Willie Ross School for the Deaf (WRSD).

The I. Lee Brody Award recognizes Davila for his 50-year career spent, in part, developing and maintaining equal access to telecommunications and media for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in the educational setting. The award honors those who have devoted significant time and energy over an extended number of years to improving the accessibility of telecommunications or media for people in the U.S. who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, or deaf-blind. Davila will be acknowledged during the 15th Biennial TDI International Conference in Las Vegas this summer.

Davila is the recipient of the Deaf Advocacy Award for his support of deaf and hard-of-hearing children throughout the country. WRSD and the deaf community of Western Massachusetts will honor him at a reception this fall.

NTID is the first and largest technological college in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. NTID, one of eight colleges of RIT, offers educational programs and access and support services to its 1,100 students from around the world who study, live and socialize with 14,000 hearing students on RITís Rochester, N.Y., campus.

Web address: http://www.rit.edu/NTID