Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, Rochester is New York State's third-largest city, and is home to a large population of deaf and hard-of-hearing residents.
Why do so many deaf people choose to call Rochester home? Because, like RIT/NTID, Rochester is a dynamic and innovative place, offering a variety of occupational, cultural, and recreational opportunities.
With a strong technology-based economy, Rochester serves as headquarters for international corporate giants and Fortune 500 companies. While it is large enough to provide the options one might expect in a bigger city, Rochester is small and friendly enough to be inviting and accessible.
Rochester's numerous festivals, museums, galleries, theaters, restaurants, and shopping malls provide something for every taste and mood. And, many area businesses have experience serving deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. You will find the city and its service providers knowledgeable, friendly, and courteous.