July 26, 2022
Leaders in ‘all things open’ assemble for summit to explore opportunities in open work
The Open Work in Academia Summit will be held Sept. 7-9 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester, in downtown Rochester, N.Y. The event is hosted by RIT’s open source programs office Open@RIT.
December 16, 2021
RIT/NTID multilingual platform World Around You earns 2022 Zero Project award
World Around You, a multilingual platform created by a team at NTID, is a Zero Project 2022 award recipient for its work to improve accessibility. The platform is one of only 76 awardees from 35 countries for the Innovative Practices and Policies prizes.
February 26, 2021
RIT/NTID’s ‘World Around You’ platform chosen for Inclusive Education award
World Around You, a multilingual platform created by a team at NTID, was selected as the winner of the Inclusive Education award by the mEducation Alliance. The goal of World Around You, or WAY, is to increase global literacy for deaf children by providing greater access to sign languages, early-grade reading materials, vocabulary, reading instruction, and digital games.
November 13, 2020
Open@RIT receives Sloan Foundation grant to support open work across the university
RIT’s open programs office has received a nearly $500,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to measure and strengthen support of the faculty and staff who do work in the open community, including open source software, open data, open hardware, open educational resources, Creative Commons licensed work, open research, and other open work.
October 27, 2020
Election Day Hackathon encourages people to use open technology for civic engagement
As the 2020 election results come in Nov. 3, civic hackers at RIT want to remind people about the power of technology and how it can be used for good. At RIT’s Election Day Hackathon, students, faculty, staff, and community members will analyze civic problems in the local community, state, and country and propose projects to address them.
September 10, 2020
RIT creates Open@RIT, a university-wide initiative for all things open
RIT is establishing Open@RIT, an initiative dedicated to supporting all kinds of “open work,” including — but not limited to — open source software, open data, open hardware, open educational resources, Creative Commons licensed work, and open research.
April 8, 2020
RIT/NTID wins coveted prize to create accessible books as part of global reading initiative
NTID is one of four international innovators selected to create cost-effective packages of high-quality accessible children’s books in languages children use and understand to serve regions of the world where children have few or no books for preschool or kindergarten.
July 25, 2019
RIT and partners launch ‘The Original Mobile Games’ on Nintendo Switch
The Original Mobile Games are digital recreations of handheld dexterity-based games and puzzles from the last 149 years. The project was developed collaboratively by RIT, The Strong museum and Second Avenue Learning.