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Articles posted on Sat, Aug 01, 2015

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A startup from Israel has accidentally created “WhatsApp for the deaf” - Quartz

The Jerusalem-based team first realized their app was popular among the deaf in August 2014, when it was about a year old. Their most-requested new feature was unusually mundane—subtitles for their marketing materials. After probing further, they ... [...] more »

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Technology breaking down barriers between deaf and hearing communities - Statesboro Herald

But technological advances, which have changed the way everyone communicates, and a growing popularity among college students to learn American Sign Language have removed even more obstacles to the deaf community and the hearing community ... [...] more »

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Blind, deaf man still runs - Huntersville Herald

Patrick Vellia is legally blind and deaf, but competed a triathlon on July 20 with the help of (from left) Mooresville native Todd Keel, Ryan Pinion and Cornelius resident Michael Lieberman. (Courtesy of Tara Costenoble). [...] more »

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Articles posted on Wed, Jul 29, 2015

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CISOCA needs sign-language interpreters - Jamaica Observer

The Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) is appealing for sign-language interpreters to assist the office in communicating with mute and deaf clients. Head of CISOCA, Superintendent of Police ... [...] more »

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The Brain Implant Helping Deaf Children Hear - Bloomberg

Our latest BWest series: Bioengineering the senses. We take a closer look at the tech driving the frontiers of medical science. Today, we meet Ava, a little girl who is learning to hear thanks to an Auditory Brainstem Implant that the FDA has just ... [...] more »

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Direct Video Calling Increases Access for Deaf Citizens - The White House (blog)

But broadband and faster connections have made direct video calling not just possible, but commonplace. With this technology, the result can be a call that is direct, clear, and can allow Americans who are deaf to communicate in American Sign Language. [...] more »

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Transcending barriers: Deaf teacher from Africa observes local artists at work - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

But Doamba, 25, who has been deaf since childhood, was able to observe and imitate. Soon he will be back in Senegal, where he is on the staff of E'cole Renaissance des Sourds, a school for children who are deaf. [...] more »

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Uber Adds Feature to Allow Kenyan Deaf Drivers Earn Income - AllAfrica.com

Deaf and hard-of-hearing Kenyans are the first in Africa to benefit from a ground-breaking innovation that will help them earn an income as drivers. The development follows a collaboration between Uber, the innovative smartphone app that seamlessly ... [...] more »

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Articles posted on Mon, Jul 27, 2015

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Heslam: Deaf, blind dancer helps teach others - Boston Herald

Boston Herald Heslam: Deaf, blind dancer helps teach others Boston Herald Kerry was born profoundly deaf. Doctors told her when she was 10 that she had retinitis pigmentosa, or RP, a progressive blindness disorder that causes night blindness, tunnel vision, sensitivity to light and eventual loss of central vision. [...] more »

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Russia and Spain triumphant in first World Deaf Tennis Championships ... - Insidethegames.biz

Russia's Egor Panyushkin and Spain's Beatriz Villamandos-Lorenzo won the men’s and women’s singles titles at the 1st World Deaf Tennis Championships today at Nottingham Tennis Centre. [...] more »

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Three month old deaf baby hears after cochlear implant surgery | Latest News ... - Daily News & Analysis

A cochlear implant is an electronic medical device that provides a sense of sound to the person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing. Dr Saxena said that after implant is put in place, sounds would be picked up by a microphone and sent ... [...] more »

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Articles posted on Sat, Jul 25, 2015

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On-stage sign language play, 'Without Words' premieres in Blountville, TN on ... - WJHL

Without Words is a theatrical adaptation of Susan Schaller's 1991 memoir, A Man Without Words. The play tells the story of Ildefonso, a 27-year old Mexican Indian, who was born deaf and was never taught sign language. [...] more »

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Articles posted on Fri, Jul 24, 2015

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Software helps deaf and hearing communities interact - Medical Xpress

Medical Xpress Software helps deaf and hearing communities interact Medical Xpress This difference between English and ASL—auditory versus visual—has implications for how the deaf and hearing communities interact. There's no translation app to help a deaf person navigate a doctor's visit, for example, or to aid a teacher trying to ... [...] more »

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Articles posted on Thu, Jul 23, 2015

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Deaf Campers Who Performed 'Happy' in Sign Language Get Ready for Next Big Hit ... - People Magazine

People Magazine Deaf Campers Who Performed 'Happy' in Sign Language Get Ready for Next Big Hit ... People Magazine Lawrence says it takes a lot of time to translate songs to American Sign Language (ASL) because each lyric must be examined for meaning, especially the ways in which children might interpret certain phrases. [...] more »

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Articles posted on Wed, Jul 22, 2015

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Parents of children with hearing impairments notified of changes in Oral Deaf ... - MLive.com

Parents with hearing impaired children enrolled in the Grand Rapids Oral Deaf Program will receive a letter this week informing them of the restructuring of duties the audiologist performs, officials with Grand Rapids schools say. [...] more »

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