Diversity among deaf students at third-level colleges in English-speaking countries means they speak and/or sign, read lips and/or use hearing-aids and/or cochlear implants. Equally diverse teaching-supports are needed.
The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), in Rochester, New York is expecting verbal deaf student numbers to grow as more receive cochlear implants at about one year of age, and get to develop their verbal skills.
About 71% of new students at NTID arrive from mainstream education and use visual, web-based or individual tuition in their studies. Interpreters and captioning devices are available for these students at other RIT colleges.
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