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.
The new Weatherford High School courses, Navigating Life with Hearing Loss and Cyber Citizenship, approved for the 2018-19 school year at last week’s board of trustees meeting, is part of a bigger district push to add more elective courses that focus on the local community, WISD superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Hanks said. As a regional district for deaf education students and with cyber safety being relevant to all children, the courses are beneficial, Hanks said. “Those are definite needs for both our deaf ed community and all students in general as far as cyber safety is concerned,” he said. “Our deaf ed program recommended to us that we offer it,” Hanks said of the Navigating Life with Hearing Loss elective. Cyber citizenship would focus on online safety, Hanks said.
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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.
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