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. The initiative enables the prize winners to collectively create thousands of leveled books in seven underserved spoken languages and nine sign languages, serving regions of the world where children have few or no books for preschool or kindergarten.
Six teams of deaf and hard-of-hearing students from RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf adapted to a virtual presentation format for the annual Next Big Idea business competition March 31. Student presenters from as far away as Dubai shared their ideas for new businesses that positively impact deaf and hard-of-hearing communities.
WXXI talks to associate interpreter Kristi Love-Cooper and apprentice interpreter Cassandra Flores about NTID's Randleman Program, which aims to equip interpreters of color to meet the demands of interpreting in a postsecondary environment, while boosting recruitment and retention efforts for interpreters of color.
Rochester, N.Y.’s notable histories as the birthplace of the women’s rights movement and photography will come together for RIT’s Big Shot next month. Organizers of the longtime community photographic project will capture a dramatic nighttime image of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, 17 Madison St., and surrounding neighborhood on March 22.