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September 1, 2009
RIT Named to Military Friendly Schools List for 2010

Rochester Institute of Technology was recently named to the 2010 Military Friendly Schools List, a list that honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the United States that recruit students with military experience and provide academic programs and integral support systems for veterans.

Welcome Veterans!

Thank you for your service to our country and your efforts in making the world a better place for all of us. We honor your sacrifice and dedication.

You’ve come back home with a new perspective on the world and on your future. You know there will be challenges, and you’ve faced challenges before, but now the question is: how will you be successful?

The key to success is a good education, and the best education is one designed especially for you. That’s what you’ll find at Rochester Institute of Technology.  You may require additional services to help you succeed. RIT is uniquely qualified to provide you with access to the best educational opportunities. RIT is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and for more than 40 years has been a worldwide model for innovation in educating men and women who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. You’ll find audiological services right here on campus, along with note taking, captioning and other classroom technologies that will help you to succeed.

As recently reported by Rochester’s ABC affiliate, Rochester Institute of Technology is uniquely qualified to help veterans with hearing loss succeed in the classroom, the workplace and beyond.

Like you, we believe in putting your education to good use. RIT/NTID’s Center on Employment provides you with real workplace experiences that help you develop job-ready skills in your chosen field.

RIT is Committed to Veterans and Servicemembers

Because of our efforts to serve the educational needs of veterans, servicemembers and their families, Rochester Institute of Technology has earned two distinctions: we are a designated Yellow Ribbon and Servicemembers Opportunity Consortium college. RIT is proud of our commitment to those who have served our country.

We have compiled a resource list to help you navigate the many organizations designed for veterans and their families.

RIT/NTID Partnerships Benefit Veterans

As part of our commitment to helping veterans and their families, RIT/NTID is partnering with a number of organizations who also are ready to assist you.

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s foremost membership and advocacy organization for people with hearing loss. HLAA provides information on all aspects of hearing loss including hearing aids, assistive technology, and coping strategies.  For more information about a free one-year membership, contact the Membership Department.

The Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) welcomes every deafened individual and all communication methods. Some people lipread, some sign, some use hearing aids, some have cochlear implants, and some prefer to have others write down what they are saying. ALDA respects all of these approaches—their official communication philosophy is “Whatever works!” ALDA offer veterans a membership discount and a reduced registration fee for their annual convention, ALDAcon. RIT/NTID student-veterans with hearing loss may apply for financial support to attend ALDAcon as a leadership development experience.Visit www.ALDA.org.

The Williams Sound RALD (Military Assistive Listening Device Program) offers assistive listening devices at a discounted price PLUS free personalized telephone support to Military Service Members and their families. Whether your needs are specific to TV listening, workplace environment, telephone sound, group dialog or one-on-one conversation, products from Williams Sound help you focus on what you’d  like to hear. CALL: 1-800-328-6190 – Monday  to Friday – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Central Standard Time

OASIS Adaptive Sports, Inc. assists disabled veterans to reconnect and resume productive lives in society through participation in outdoor recreational activities that promote independence and social and emotional well-being.  Visit www.oasisadaptivesports.org