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April 9, 2005

British show to look at deaf here

From: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester,NY,USA - Apr 9, 2005

A television crew from England is in Rochester this weekend to prepare a segment about Rochester's deaf community.

A crew from Channel 4, one of England's five network television stations, plans to air the segment on VEE-TV, a program geared to young deaf viewers in England. VEE-TV is seen by up to 400,000 people each Sunday.

Rochester boasts one of the largest deaf communities in the world, with thousands who rely on sign language as their primary mode of communication. More than 1,200 deaf and hard- of-hearing students also attend Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

The television crew plans to interview deaf professionals in Rochester, as well as students from NTID and its rival school, Gallaudet University in Washington, who are competing in friendly sporting events this weekend at RIT.

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