Access Technology Resources

Center on Access Technology (CAT)

Print Resources

Business Plan for the Center on Access Technology - Approved on 14 February 2006, the Center on Access Technology Business Plan outlines information relative to the center's description and mission, personnel, target market, analysis of need, services and products of work, management and affiliated organizations, outcomes and timelines.

Center on Access Technology: Concept Paper - The Center on Access Technology Concept Paper was published in April 2006. This document provides specific information regarding the background of the center and its proposed activities. These activities include four strands of work including: classroom access technologies, audio and sound technologies of interest to hard-of-hearing persons, training.

Electronic Resources

Class Act - This site contains a large amount of information intended to improve existing teaching practice regarding "access" to learning for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in postsecondary classrooms.

Project Solve - Designed specifically for deaf and hard of hearing students, this website was developed to assist students in solving math word problems. It includes arithmetic and algebra based practice problems.

Deaf Studies Internet Resources - This listing includes links to resources in over 40 categories, including assistive technologies, interpreting, legal issues, captioning and media information, TTY and relay services resources, and much more.

NTID Deaf Index - This index was created to help locate articles, papers, publications, and information on interpreting, interpreting issues, sign language, deaf studies, deaf history and other related materials. It contains over 20,000 entries.

ASL Video Dictionary and Inflection Guide -This innovative dictionary shows 2,700 signs and how to use most of them in sentences.

MSSE (Master of Science in Secondary Education) Methods and Materials for Teaching Science to Deaf Students - This side includes teaching strategies, information on developing literacy, curriculum development, Deaf scientists, classroom technology, classroom communication and a science signs lexicon.

C-Print Speech-to-Text System - C-Print is a speech-to-text system developed at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf as a communication access service option for some deaf and hard-of-hearing students in educational environments. It was developed by researchers to improve the classroom experience for students at both the secondary and college levels.

Resources for Enhancing Science and Mathematics Education of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students - This site includes a Science/Mathematics Technical Sign Lexicon, Science/Mathematics Sign Pictionaries, and general tips for signing in the classroom.

NTID Department of Research and Teacher Education department - The mission of the Department of Research and Teacher Education at NTID is to improve the lives of deaf and hard-of-hearing people through research that can be applied in the classroom, workplace and society. The site includes information about the research program at NTID as well as the MSSE program. NTID

Dissemination Resources

  • First Year Summary Report on the Establishment of the NTID Center on Access Technology, April 2007. 
  • Presentation report on CAT Plans and Accomplishments at CSUN International Conference on Technology and Disability on 23 March 2007.
  • NTID Center on Access Technology Brochure, December 2006. 
  • At the AHEAD Conference 19 July 2006, E. William Clymer and James DeCaro presented a poster session on the establishment of the NTID Center on Access Technology. AHEAD (Association on Higher Education And Disability) is "committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education." The conference attracts 1,000 professionals in the fields of higher education and disability for a week of training, information-sharing, and networking.