Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Deaf Community in Rochester

Rochester, New York has one of the largest populations of deaf residents in the country and the highest percentage enrolled in secondary education, according to a new report from the Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. There are 43,000 deaf or hard of hearing residents in the Rochester area. That's about 3.7% of the population. The national average is 3.5%. More than six-out-of-ten deaf people age 18-to-25-year-olds in Rochester are enrolled in higher education.