RIT's NTID will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. NTID became a catalyst for diversity and inclusion on campus, creating a postsecondary learning environment never before seen in this country. With the emergence of more than 200 majors, research opportunities, doctoral degree readiness programming and a 94 percent career placement rate, the “Grand Experiment” is a grand success. To read more about the history and the upcoming celebration, go to http://www.ntid.rit.edu/news/grand-experiment-grand-success-50-years-later.
Austin Independent School District has recently released 2018 Recreation and Camp Guide for Students with Special Needs to help parents and caregivers explore activities and programs that are available at Central Texas and surrounding areas. La guía también está disponible en español (Spanish Version).
Thirty-two videos have been translated so far. The goal is to complete 1,000 videos by fall 2019.
The hope is to launch a movement and inspire others to start creating sign language academic videos to open source education for the deaf.
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The app BW Dance, which creates visualizations and vibrations for the deaf or hard of hearing (HOH) to help them feel the music. According to the iTunes store description, the app turns music into visual equalizer, vibration signals, and flashing lights.
Find out more at The American Genius.
The Supreme Court has dismissed a case it took up earlier this year involving deaf people in Texas who had trouble getting drivers licenses.
At issue was whether a Texas state agency could be sued for refusing to make sure driving instruction schools accommodate people with disabilities.
The justices on Monday dismissed the case because the five drivers who sued either completed driver education courses or moved out of state.
A federal appeals court ruled last year that the state agency could not be sued for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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