National Technical Institute for the Deaf

As a part of their participation in AccessComputing, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology:

  • has a representative on AccessComputing phone calls;
  • participates in an AccessComputing Community of Practice;
  • participated in an AccessComputing Capacity-Building Institute;
  • hosts interns with disabilities;
  • makes their college more accessible and more welcoming to students with disabilities, including those with multiple disabilities;
  • collects data about students with disabilities at their institution;
  • works to improve accessibility of their website and publications;
  • extends their use of video conferencing to help students meet other students with and without disabilities; they plan to partner with Gallaudet University on some of these conferences; and
  • hosts a computing summer program for middle school students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

National Technical Institute for the Deaf AccessComputing Team Members

  • Photo of Brian Trager Brian Trager

    Brian Trager is an assistant professor in the college of NTID at RIT. He teaches programming, hardware, and Web-related courses. Brian's research agenda focuses on accessible educational technologies and direct learning benefits among deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

  • Photo of David Lawrence David Lawrence

    David Lawrence is an associate professor of information and computing studies at NTID. He helps with video data conferencing.