News

  • August 24, 2020

    hand holding a smartphone showing the TigerChat app.

    RIT launches TigerChat communication app

    Face coverings can make lip reading impossible and communication difficult for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. To help improve communication, RIT/NTID’s Center on Access Technology Lab has developed the TigerChat app.

  • February 25, 2020

    students demonstrating mobile kitchen project.

    POSTPONED: RIT hosts Conference on Effective Access Technology March 17

    From furniture and toys that assist children with special needs to car seats that help people with mobility issues enter and exit vehicles safely, cutting-edge technologies designed to enhance accessibility for individuals across a wide range of physical and cognitive challenges will be on display March 17 at the fifth Conference on Effective Access Technology.

  • May 2, 2019

    Student stands in front of window.

    RIT/NTID provides groundwork for grads moving on to doctoral degree programs

    Abraham Glasser, a fourth-year computer science major from Pittsford, N.Y, wasn’t certain where he would land after graduation. But he credits his co-op experiences at Microsoft and NASA for helping him determine that he didn’t want a typical 9-to-5 job. Instead, he realized that a career developing accessible technologies for deaf and hard-of-hearing people would fulfill a passion for research.