Ector County Regional Day School Program for the Deaf of Odessa, Texas is expanding to Burleson Elementary, serving 14 students, and seven students at Bowie Middle schools this fall. Read more about the growth.
Korey Hocker, the CEO of SignGlasses and a BYU graduate, created smart glasses that deaf and hard-of-hearing students can wear in classrooms for better comprehension. The glasses provide remote sign-language interpretation right in the students’ eyes so they don’t need an interpreter with them in the classroom. SignGlasses won the Academy’s “Best Venture” in 2017. Read more about the BYU students developing businesses.
SignWise removes the guesswork for parents and professionals who look at products and question whether or not they will be good for their child. Founded by professionals and parents, SignWise provides consumers with trustworthy details about the accuracy and quality of American Sign Language (ASL) products designed for children by offering you reviews and consultation services. Read more about their work.
AG Bell Announces New Parent Hotline! New parents of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing often have many questions and this new resource will lead them to a conversation with a parent who has been where they are. The new hotline is just a click, phone call or video chat away.
The Sherman Public Library is bringing story telling to kids in sign language. Read more about how the library "want(s) to be a resource to everyone, so having an ASL story time can bring more people in to the library," Youth Librarian Melissa Salazar said. The ASL interpreted story time is every Wednesday this summer at the MLK building in Sherman at 10 a.m. It's free and open to anyone.