Saturday, November 5, 2011

Website Coming for Deaf College Students

NTID is getting $1.6 million from the federal government to start an online academic community for deaf and hard of hearing college students who are studying math, engineering, science or technology. The website created by National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester will be the first of its kind and offer mentoring and tutoring through video and online connections along with captioning and interpreting services. This will be part of the 5 year effort by NTID's Center on Access Technology to use the funds given to it by the National Science Foundation. The site should be up and running by next summer.