Taylor is one of four athletes from the Austin area now at Gallaudet. McNeil’s Julian Simons is a junior on the men’s swimming team, and teammate Niko Lutes-Stein is a freshman who grew up in Austin before moving to Washington D.C. to attend a deaf high school there. And another McNeil graduate, Jana Kiefer, is a junior on the women’s swimming team.
To read the full story, see the Austin American Statesman article.
Members of the deaf and hearing impaired community in Waco were gathering for an information session Tuesday night on how to effectively and safely communicate with police.
Those in the community say concerns continue to grow as the country see more officer-involved shootings.
They said in an already hypersensitive situation, the language barrier must be overcome.
To learn more, see the video and read the story at KWTX.
The American Civil War played a pivotal role in bringing the nation's deaf population out of society's shadows, asserts a forthcoming book by a former NTID professor.
Harry G. Lang has spent a good part of his professional life chronicling the contributions and history of deaf people — shedding light on a segment of the population that Lang has described as often "invisible" to the general public.
Learn more at the Democrat & Chronicle.
The app BW Dance, which creates visualizations and vibrations for the deaf or hard of hearing (HOH) to help them feel the music. According to the iTunes store description, the app turns music into visual equalizer, vibration signals, and flashing lights.
Find out more at The American Genius.
The Federal Communications Commission last week approved one of the most important advances in communications technology for deaf and hard of hearing people in decades, in one of the agency’s final acts under the leadership of outgoing FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.
In a move that’s being hailed by accessibility advocates and leaders in the deaf and hard of hearing community as a historic step forward, the five-member FCC unanimously adopted rules to facilitate the transition from outdated, analog teletype (TTY) devices to a new, internet-based, real-time text messaging standard (RTT) compatible with the latest smartphones.
Learn more at Motherboard.