Access Services and Support

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

RIT provides one of the most accessible education communities in the world for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The College of Science, in collaboration with RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, is committed to providing deaf and hard-of-hearing students with outstanding access and support services. You can choose from among:

  • sign language interpreting
  • real-time captioning services
  • notetaking
  • FM systems

You also will have access to a unique system of educational support services such as tutoring by experienced faculty tutors, personal and career counseling, and academic advising. Learn more about the access services and support available to you.

Expanding ASL

American Sign Language (ASL) has the unique advantage of taking complex concepts and compacting them into a single sign or simple narrative. A project in collaboration with the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology has led to the creation, implementation, and evaluation of using these chemistry signs and expansions to augment the learning environment when being introduced to electron pushing mechanisms and transition state modeling.

Learn more about Sign Language Incorporation in Chemistry Education (SLICE).