Department and Lab

National Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology

Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education

Sign language interpreting is a fascinating, challenging and rapidly expanding field that offers an endless variety of opportunities and rich linguistic and cultural experiences. With more than 1,200 Deaf and hard-of-hearing students and 17,000 hearing students on campus, and more than 100 Deaf and hard-of-hearing faculty and staff members, RIT provides you with a unique environment and excellent opportunities to increase your knowledge of cultures and enhance your English, American Sign Language and interpreting skills.

NTID Research Center on Culture and Language

The Center’s mission is to conduct translational, transdisciplinary, and cross-institutional research on cognitive, linguistic, and socio-cultural factors to advance learning, well-being, and health. The Center strives to globally disseminate these discoveries and ultimately have a transformative impact on social structures, the deaf experience, and society as a whole.