As a part of their participation in AccessComputing, the Computing and Information Sciences Department at RIT:
- has a representative on AccessComputing phone calls;
- participates in an AccessComputing Community of Practice;
- participated in an AccessComputing Capacity-Building Institute;
- will participate in some future training, Capacity-Building Institute, or other AccessComputing Activity;
- makes their department more accessible and more welcoming to students with disabilities;
- collects data about students with disabilities at their institution;
- works to improve accessibility of their website and publications;
- will host a vertical mentoring workshop for blind students and professionals; and
- makes standard computing outreach programs accessible.
Rochester Institute of Technology AccessComputing Team Members
Matt Huenerfauth is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies at RIT, and his research is in the area of accessibility and assistive technology, with a focus on the generation of linguistically accurate and understandable animations of American Sign Language. His NSF-funded research projects include summer research internship opportunities for high school and undergraduate students who are deaf.
Stephanie Ludi is the graduate program coordinator and an associate professor in software engineering at RIT.
Susan Ackerman is the disability services director at RIT.