A certified interpreter since 2005, Renee Fraze has done freelance work with organizations, is connecting the local deaf community by launching a ministry at her church. Read more about Fraze advocating Deaf community at Brownwood, Texas.
Thirty-two videos have been translated so far. The goal is to complete 1,000 videos by fall 2019.
The hope is to launch a movement and inspire others to start creating sign language academic videos to open source education for the deaf.
Read the full story at The Exponent.
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 Supreme Court has dismissed a case it took up earlier this year involving deaf people in Texas who had trouble getting drivers licenses.
At issue was whether a Texas state agency could be sued for refusing to make sure driving instruction schools accommodate people with disabilities.
The justices on Monday dismissed the case because the five drivers who sued either completed driver education courses or moved out of state.
A federal appeals court ruled last year that the state agency could not be sued for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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At this year’s Welcome Week speaker, there was not a chorus of audible claps, but rather a room full of people waving their hands in the air. That is because actor Nyle DiMarco, winner of “America’s Next Top Model” and “Dancing with the Stars” is deaf, and the shaking of hands in the air is the American Sign Language’s (ASL) method of applause.
Read the full story at the Fordham Ram.