News by Topic: Deaf Community
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.
October 30, 2019
Photographing Rochester one pay phone at a time
City Newspaper features Eric Kunsman, lecturer in the Department of Visual Communications Studies.
October 25, 2019
RIT remembers Dean Emeritus James DeCaro
James DeCaro, RIT dean emeritus and former dean of NTID, died Oct. 23. His colleagues remember DeCaro best for his service to the community, his love for research, and for developing relationships with international universities to revolutionize the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing people in the United States and around the world.
October 15, 2019
RIT/NTID Career Fair to bring record number of employers to campus to recruit deaf/hard-of-hearing students
Representatives from more than 50 local and national corporations, federal agencies and nonprofit organizations looking to diversify their workforce will meet with hundreds of deaf and hard-of-hearing students—who also are prospective employees—at the 19th annual Career Fair on Oct. 17.
October 15, 2019
Oscar-nominated director, Brighton native to screen latest documentary at RIT/NTID Oct. 18
A 2019 documentary by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning director Irene Taylor Brodsky will be screened at NTID this week. Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements, the story of Brodsky’s deaf son and her parents, RIT/NTID retirees Paul and Sally Taylor, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
October 7, 2019
North Korea’s nuclear armament and the use of technology to improve society are topics of Oct. 18 symposium at RIT
“Nuclear Weapons in North Korea: Deal or No Deal?”, a discussion of North Korea’s nuclear armament and the role that technology plays in improving society, will be hosted by RIT as part of its Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend.
September 30, 2019
'She is one in a million:' Deaf social worker Patricia Canne finds right fit at Strong
The Democrat and Chronicle features Patti Canne '01 (healthcare billing and coding), the first deaf social worker at the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Strong Memorial Hospital.
September 26, 2019
Student Spotlight: Making discoveries abroad with NTID
Looking to learn more about the roots of American deaf culture, fourth-year student Grace Bradford went on a study abroad trip to France. From June 24 to July 4, the ASL/English interpretation and School of Individualized Study double major traveled with other NTID students to Paris, Reims, La Balme-les-Grottes and Lyon.