Category Archives: technology
A couple of interesting videos about how computers are learning to both understand and produce Signed Languages.
Using existing communication devices generally reserved for hearing individuals, like cell phones, Purple develops free communications software designed to make communications among deaf and hard-of-hearing people with hearing people easier and more convenient. By adding support for the iPad 2, Purple … Continue reading
Remember the tornadoes that ripped through the South a few weeks ago? With the power out, how would a Deaf couple know what’s going on? Thanks to Deaf News Today for the video.
Some of you may remember Roger Ebert who was a popular movie critic. A few years ago he lost his jaw to cancer and consequently lost his ability to speak. Through technology, he now “speaks” and expresses himself. His video … Continue reading
Both Marlee Matlin and Gary Busey are currently on the reality show “The Celebrity Apprentice” Interestingly, we learn that Gary has been legally deaf for 22 years and it wasn’t until recently that he found out and received hearing aids … Continue reading
This is very interesting and the possibilities could be great! ASL is not provided for many auto-translation services. For example, Google Translate can work through 30+ text-based languages. Rosetta Stone, the popular language learning software, does not offer ASL. YouTube … Continue reading