News by Topic: Deaf Community

  • January 5, 2022

    man wearing a face mask working on a laptop.

    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

    black-and-white photo of Paul Taylor.

    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

    a mixed-media artwork featuring a corded phone.

    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 15, 2021

    side-by-side portraits of Andy Head and Jill Bradbury.

    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.

  • October 19, 2021

    Filipino deaf students interact with storybooks using a specially designed learning platform.

    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 8, 2021

    researcher looks into microscope while professor adjusts display on laptop.

    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.