American Sign Language and Interpreting Education

About the Department

Sign language interpreting is a fascinating, challenging and rapidly expanding field that offers an endless variety of opportunities and rich linguistic and cultural experiences. With more than 1,200 Deaf and hard-of-hearing students and 17,000 hearing students on campus, and more than 100 Deaf and hard-of-hearing faculty and staff members, RIT provides you with a unique environment and excellent opportunities to increase your knowledge of cultures and enhance your English, American Sign Language and interpreting skills.

Latest News

  • 4/19/2017

    Christine Monikowski, professor in NTID's Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education, presented her work on Linguistics Courses in Interpreting Education Programs in Europe at the second International Symposium on Signed Language Interpretation and Translation Research at Gallaudet University March 31-April 2, 2017. This collaboration, with Lorraine Leeson from Trinity College Dublin and Tobias Haug from Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zurich, is a result of her research fellowship at Trinity College Dublin in June 2016.