Creating change for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals by developing accessible solutions to use anywhere.

Mission Statement

The NTID Center on Access Technology will investigate, evaluate and report on the most effective and efficient use of access technologies and train individuals in their use in order to accelerate the widespread implementation of best practices within deaf education at the post secondary level.

This Center will create a collaborative network of individuals from RIT and other universities, as well as from industry and professional organizations, to promote research and development of access technologies that will positively impact post secondary educational experiences for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

Over 61 student employees have worked in CAT

Over 24 Total CAT Projects

Over 8 companies have partnered with CAT

Over 12 publications from CAT


Here are a few exciting projects that CAT is working on

Automatic Speech Recognition


Math Competition

Visual Sync Rowing Accessibility


See what student employees and clients have to say about their experiences with CAT

Christina Chang

Daniel Cox

Isabel Lainez


CAT has partnered with (but not limited to) the following:

Contact Us

Use the form below to email the CAT staff

Center on Access Technology

Rosica Hall 1180, Rochester, NY 14623

Phone | (585) 371-7992

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