Kelly Metz


The goal of this Capstone Project is to address the important problems that the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHOH) population incurs when purchasing real estate property, whether it is pre-existing or new-built. The project will help raise awareness to DHOH Adults on what is important during the house buying process. This outlines the process for purchasing both pre-existing and new-built homes through research and interviews from approximately 10-20 DHOH people that have experienced the process themselves and a licensed Real Estate Agent. The end result of this project will be converted into a handbook for DHOH Adults.

Publication Date

Fall 2013

Document Type

Master's Project

Student Type


Degree Name

Professional Studies (MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Professional Studies (CMS)


Sam McQuade


RIT – Main Campus