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Interactive storybook iPad app especially for ASL deaf children Special

Washington - Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) has released a bilingual storybook app for the iPad, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, mainly developed to help language acquisition and reading in children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir

New implantable hearing device approved

The first implantable device for people with severe or profound sensorineural hearing loss of high-frequency sounds in both ears has been approved.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

FCC adopts new closed captioning quality standards

Washington - Closed captioning has been around for a number of years, serving the deaf, hard of hearing, and learning disabled. New standards will make closed captioning even better on TV.
In the Media by Robert Kingett

Jimmy Kimmel interpreter finds Mandela imposter talked gibberish

New York - A memorial service to commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela was held Tuesday. The main topics following the service were world leaders taking selfies and a fake deaf-signer, Thamsanqa Jantjie. Just what was that signer telling the world?
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 5 comments

Kindle Fire HDX 7' Tablet to have built in accessibility features

Chicago - Amazon has provided minimal accessibility in the development of their previous Kindle devices. For the first time a Kindle device will have built in accessibility for a number of disabilities
In the Media by Robert Kingett

Chicago Park District gives deaf basketball players a new home Special

The Chicago Park District builds upon healthy sports activity while including special programs for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Digital Journal Report by Robert Kingett - 2 comments

Watch 'Deaf bulldog feeling the blues'

Jamynne Bowle's English bulldog shows us in this viral video that a deaf pooch can feel the blues. The footage shows Bowle's dog dancing, rocking back and forth, in time to soulful twelve-bar blues from an acoustic guitar.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Belgium doctors euthanize twin brothers who were going blind

Brussel - A case involving two identical twin brothers who requested to be euthanized by doctors in Brussels prompted officials with the Belgium government to postpone a proposed amendment to the country's euthanasia laws.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Scientists allow deaf mice to hear again

A science team have developed a drug that, when injected into the inner ears of deaf mice, partially restores their hearing.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Call for a universal sign-language for scientists

Although there is some commonality with the various hand gestures used in sign-language used in science there are also many differences, especially for more complex sounding (not to mention meaning) words and phrases. This could be about to change.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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