Cisco Grant

Investigation of Cisco Technologies and Access Solutions - The Silicon Valley Community Foundation, following the recommendation of the Cisco Accessibility Team, granted the NTID Center on Access Technology a $100,000 awardt. Bill Clymer, Interim Director of the Center on Access Technology, was PI, and Gary Behm and colleagues from NTID and the other RIT colleges provide a team of experts to consider the application and adaptation of the ways in which CISCO products can benefit communication access for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. The three research strands are

  • examine the state of the art and provide recommendations related to 911-411-211 telephone response systems
  • evaluate possible use of avatars to enhance direct communication support for deaf and hard-of-hearing users
  • evaluate Cisco TelePresence technologies for classroom and remote communication for deaf and hard-of-hearing users