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COS and NTID receive nearly $400,000 to produce supplemental online learning tools

COS and NTID receive nearly $400,000 to produce supplemental online learning tools

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $399,986, three-year grant to RIT’s College of Science and National Technical Institute for the Deaf to develop up to 10 supplemental online learning tools that may help deaf and hard-of-hearing students better understand statistics concepts by integrating visual representations of complex concepts with signed explanations, voice and captioning.

“There are many videos out there used to support statistics classes, but some of them aren’t even captioned. Even those that are captioned may not be completely accessible,” said Carol Marchetti, an associate professor in RIT’s School of Mathematical Sciences and principal investigator for the grant. “It can be difficult for a deaf student watching a video to know where to focus attention: at the video or at the captioning, so pace and timing are also important considerations.”

Read more about the grant here: http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=51052