ASL students take a trip to immerse themselves in Deaf culture

A group of American Sign Language (ASL) students, accompanied by part-time instructor Sara Evans, attended the Mason-Dixon Girls’ Basketball Tournament at the Tennessee School for the Deaf in Knoxville last Saturday.

Evans encouraged students to attend the trip in order to immerse themselves within the Deaf world and practice their signing with others.


The Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (JEHDI) now available for downloading

We are pleased to announce that the first issue of The Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (JEHDI) is now available for downloading at JEHDI is a bi-annual scholarly peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to advancing Early Hearing Detection and Intervention by publishing articles that describe current research, evidence – based practice, and standards of care. Taking a broad systems perspective, the JEHDI focuses on newborn and early childhood hearing screening, diagnosis, family support, early intervention, the medical home, information management, financing, quality improvement and other key factors critical for an effective EHDI system.


The first issue of JEHDI includes the following articles on important issues by well-known researchers and practitioners in the field.  To have a manuscript reviewed for consideration to be published in a future issue of the JEHDI, go to


New technology helps deaf and hard-of-hearing RIT students

New technology is being used at Rochester Institute of Technology to help students learn and communicate in and out of the classroom.

The new technologies include voice recognition apps, video remote-interpreting and captioning services, just to name a few. This is technology that students say is changing the way they’re communicating both in an out of class.