Wednesday, September 9, 2015

RIT gets financial boost for DeafTEC

The National Science Foundation is giving $4 million to the National Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology. The money will go to keep DeafTEC going after a gift of $4.45 million got the project started four years ago. DeafTEC partners "with high schools, community colleges and industry with the goal of building a professional community that will improve access to technological education and employment for deaf and hard-of-hearing students." NTID’s principal investigator on the project is Donna Lange. She says, “DeafTEC’s goal has always been to successfully integrate more deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals into the workplace in highly-skilled technician jobs in which these individuals are currently underrepresented and underutilized." Read the details at RIT.

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