News by Topic: Deaf Community
January 23, 2020
Demand for disability support services outweighs supply
WXXI.org details a meeting at the Center for Disability Rights between U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Patricia Starr '78 (medical lab technician).
January 22, 2020
Expressive Communication Center opens at RIT to help students with public speaking
Roughly one person in four has a fear of public speaking, but the anxiety can be reduced if you know just what to say, how to organize, begin or end. RIT’s Expressive Communication Center strives to help students better prepare to deliver speeches and presentations.
January 17, 2020
Memorial Art Gallery showcases Deaf culture with De’VIA exhibit
WROC-TV talks to Patti Durr, associate professor at NTID, and Tabitha Jacques, director of the Dyer Arts Center, about the ehibit “De’VIA: The Manifesto Comes of Age” at the Memorial Art Gallery.
January 17, 2020
Rochester-Area Personal Trainer Communicates With Clients Through Sign Language
Spectrum News features Janna Sirianni '10 (computer integrated machining), '13 (applied arts and sciences), a deaf personal trainer who leads workout sessions at local YMCAs.
January 10, 2020
Lawmaker pushes for American Sign Language to be legally recognized language in Nebraska
WOWT-TV in Nebraska talks to Cody McEvoy ’15 (psychology) and Dillon Curren ’17 (criminal justice), advocacy specialists with the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
December 10, 2019
Macie the therapy dog visits Wallace Library today; featured in student film ‘Mike & Macie’
To help students relax during finals week, Wallace Library is hosting a therapy-dog event from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today. The pup visits have become a regular occurrence on campus. After attending a session, film and animation student Victoria Sebastian made preparing a dog for pet therapy the focus of a class project this fall.
November 22, 2019
RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf signs MOU with Beijing Union University
The Memorandum of Understanding will establish student and faculty exchange programs and short- and long-term teaching, learning, research, innovation, discovery and global outreach missions.
November 12, 2019
RIT/NTID-developed app enhances accessibility for museum visitors on self-guided tours
The app, known as MUSEAI, is a new self-guided tour platform designed to enhance accessibility for all visitors in museums. Visitors use the app by inputting a number that is placed next to the artwork, which provides them with the description, historical facts, media (video/audio) with captions, audio descriptions and more.
November 10, 2019
Local snowboarder to represent Canada at Deaflympics in Italy
Guelph Today features James Brunner '17 (electrical mechanical engineering technology).
November 7, 2019
Is There a Right Way to Be Deaf?
The New York Times features Amy Crumrine '94 (social work), '97 MS (secondary education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing).
November 6, 2019
RIT/NTID hosts award-winning actress Marlee Matlin Dec. 5
Marlee Matlin will be the featured presenter as part of NTID’s Edmund Lyon Memorial Lectureship Series. Matlin will present on the topic of addiction and recovery, based on her 2009 book I’ll Scream Later.
October 31, 2019
RIT/NTID presents ‘People of the Third Eye’ Nov. 8 and Nov. 15-17
People of the Third Eye is a collection of pieces created collaboratively by cast members and includes various genres of ASL performance art and poetry, personal narratives, creative storytelling and dramatic monologues.