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DEAF ROC: Building Collaborations between Deaf and Hearing Scientists

The second biennial DEAF ROC conference, held at URMC this August, brought together Deaf and hearing scientists to help them navigate and build collaborations.

Quotes from Attendees

  • “The existence of Deaf exemplars in the world would lead the deaf young generation to take over and to continue or to improve things nowadays”

  • “Thank you for a wonderful opportunity to network and launch careers!”

  • “The conference is a great way for me to learn how to become a better ally to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.”

  •  “Excellent for information exchange, networking & adding new ‘tools’ for future research!”

  • “It was so great to see Flaum Atrium transformed into Deaf space. I hope this will be an ongoing conference. It’s a unique contribution to diversity at U of R.”

2019 Poster Winners

Congratulations to all.  See the winner's posters.

Perspective from 2019 Travel Award Recipient

"Last week, I attended DEAF ROC conference hoping to discover what it means to be a Deaf scientist and join the collaborative discussions on improving inclusion of scientists that identify as Deaf or hard of hearing. But I had realized that a theme was constant throughout the conference: that people, either Deaf or hearing, always have the power to make a change, and that effective communication is a shared team responsibility. I owe this realization to my fruitful discussions with scholars, scientists, and service providers."

Read his entire perspective.