RIT/NTID project hopes to reduce global deaf literacy gap

Summarized by Virginia Laurie

The Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) is working on a new project to bring literacy education to deaf and hard of hearing children in the Philippines, Fiji and Papua New Guinea. The grant, sponsored by international organization All Children Reading, will provide students resources for sign languages, early-grade reading materials, visual vocabulary-learning and digital learning assessments. Project team members will work with deaf community leaders in the region to create six sign language rhythm books and related training materials in each sign and written language.

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