News by Topic: Deaf Community
January 5, 2022
Registration open for RIT/NTID cybersecurity bootcamp
In partnership with RIT’s Global Cybersecurity Institute, NTID is offering a fully remote boot camp specifically designed for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. RIT and NTID have opened registrations for part-time (30 weeks) and full-time (15 weeks) blended bootcamps, combining deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing individuals in a fully accessible learning environment. Both programs begin Jan. 10.
December 27, 2021
14 tech luminaries we lost in 2021
Computerworld honors the late Paul Taylor, retired NTID professor, for his work adapting existing TTYs into telecommunications devices for deaf people in the 1960s.
December 17, 2021
RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center, Gallaudet University Archives announce first-ever collaborative exhibition
For the first time, a collaborative exhibition of works by Deaf artists from two prominent permanent collections will be shown to the public. “Traversing the Boundaries of the Natural and Synthetic Worlds,” a joint exhibit by the Joseph F. and Helen C. Dyer Arts Center at NTID and the Gallaudet University Archives, will run Dec. 23, 2021, through Jan. 15, 2022, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23.
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.
December 15, 2021
Podcast: Making the Performing Arts Inclusive and Accessible
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 54: Jill Bradbury, chair of the Department of Performing Arts in RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and Andy Head, assistant professor in the Department of Performing Arts in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, discuss what the recent collaboration between the theater departments of NTID and CLA will mean, including more inclusive and accessible theater experiences for audience members with varying disabilities.
December 7, 2021
NTID PLAY Lab initiates new research on cognitive development in infants and children
A new research lab, sponsored by NTID, will soon open to help scientists learn more about cognition, language, and perception in infants and young children.
November 17, 2021
Live theater returns to RIT with ‘Angels in America: Millennium Approaches’
Productions at RIT and NTID have been accessible for decades to deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members. But this weekend’s production of Angels in America: Millennium Approaches in Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall will provide even more accessibility for blind and low-vision audience members.
November 9, 2021
RIT to build inclusive Cyber-Protection Apprenticeship for cybersecurity workers
RIT has received a Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) Challenge grant to help people underrepresented in the computing workforce launch new careers in cybersecurity.
October 22, 2021
NTID Center on Employment helps companies hire deaf or hard-of-hearing students
The Democrat and Chronicle features the NTID Center on Employment and interviews John Macko, the center's director.
October 19, 2021
RIT/NTID project hopes to reduce global deaf literacy gap
Early childhood development professionals often face challenges when teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing youth to read. A new project spearheaded by NTID is hoping to effectively bring literacy education to deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji.
October 19, 2021
College of Liberal Arts student recognized nationally for tennis skills
Sophia Wozniak, a first-year psychology student with a concentration in neuroscience, was recently awarded a scholarship for her tennis skills through HearStrong and the NFL Players Association’s Professional Athletes Foundation.
October 8, 2021
Faculty compensation is focus of NSF-sponsored research
To build understanding of faculty compensation systems and improve conversations around salary, several RIT faculty members are sharing their experiences with a National Science Foundation-funded multidisciplinary research team. The team’s goal is to significantly expand knowledge of best practices for faculty compensation to a broader community in higher education and provide insights to guide compensation practices.