Connecting Through Telecommunications TechnologyBy Johncox, Kathy A.; NTID Focus Magazine, pp. 14-15
Publication Date: Fall/Winter 2003
Article discusses courses offered by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf’s Weitbrecht Telecommunications Lab, which aims to provide students with instruction and hands-on use of state-of-the-art telecommunication technology that will help them develop the practical skills critical to success on the job and in life. Course content includes the development of an understanding of communication networks, telephone systems, and desktop and TTY software with the latest features, including messaging systems, fax, wireless, paging, and cellular technology, as well as videoconferencing systems. Students get direct laboratory experience learning about usage, and adapting to these technologies. Telephone etiquette and ethics, integral to being effective on the job, are included in the current curriculum as well.
Published by: National Technical Institute for the Deaf (Website:http://www.ntid.rit.edu)