Accessibility at RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology is committed to accessibility for all, both in person and online.

Academic and Workplace Accessibility Resources

Disability Services Office

The Disability Services Office is dedicated to facilitating equitable access to the full RIT experience for students with disabilities.

Learn more about the Disability Services Office

Department of Access Services

NTID’s Department of Access Services provides interpreting, notetaking, and real-time captioning services to the RIT and NTID communities.

Learn more about Department of Access Services

Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning promotes the creation of exceptional learning experiences by championing an effective and innovative teaching culture across the university. All materials used by RIT when providing its academic programs and courses must be accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Learn more about Accessibility Resources offered by Center for Teaching and Learning

RIT Libraries

NTID and Deaf Studies Librarian Joan Naturale can help students find materials for their assignments, whether it’s article databases, books, videos, or other materials. In addition, librarians from each college are available to help with assignments.

Learn more about accessibility of library content

Spectrum Support Program

The Spectrum Support Program is committed to helping students on the autism spectrum make connections at RIT for academic, social, and career success.

Learn more about the Spectrum Support Program

NTID DeafBlind Support Committee

The NTID DeafBlind Support Committee was created to offer assistance and resources to students who are both deaf and have low vision. This includes support services for these students, as well as guidance for faculty and staff who work with them. The committee also provides referrals to the right NTID personnel and technology resources, and offers consultations on issues related to deafblind students.

Learn more about resources for deafblind students

Office of Compliance and Ethics

RIT works with employees with disabilities or other documented medical conditions to arrange changes in the work environment or procedures that enable them to experience equal employment opportunities.

Learn more about our accommodation policies for RIT employees

Web Accessibility

RIT strives to make the university’s official web presence more accessible to people with disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological disabilities. 

Learn more about our web accessibility efforts
Learn more about web accessibility as a part of our university web standards

Physical Accessibility

Facilities Management Services works to ensure RIT’s physical campus is accessible to all. If you encounter a weather-related barrier, such as ramps or pathways blocked with snow and/or ice, or for issues involving non-functioning elevators, lifts, or automatic door openers, please submit a work order through the RIT Service Center online or call the center at 585-475-5000. Please contact Public Safety at 585-475-2853 for after-hours concerns. 

Requests and suggestions to make the physical campus more accessible can be made using the Disability Services Office’s Report an Access Barrier Concern form.

University Policies and Guidelines

RIT complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and is committed to providing those members of the RIT community with disabilities equal access to programs, services, and physical facilities. The following university policies and guidelines address these topics:

Accessibility-focused Research

RIT faculty and students are conducting research on accessibility and assistive technologies as well as other opportunities to enhance accessibility and empower individuals of all abilities.

Report a Concern

Any member of the RIT community may share information about access barriers encountered. The Disability Services Office will review the submissions and pass on necessary information to appropriate campus partners to address any issues.

Report an access barrier