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 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community as a historic step forward, the five-member FCC unanimously adopted rules to facilitate the transition from outdated, analog teletype (TTY) devices to a new, internet-based, real-time text messaging standard (RTT) compatible with the latest smartphones.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.
The National Weather Service is rolling out a new national campaign that caters to the deaf and hard of hearing community. For ten years, the slogan “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors” has been the message. The new campaign adds the slogan, “See a Flash, Dash Inside.”
For complete story, see KXAN coverage.
A new $1.6 million study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will look to improve the quality of life for the deaf and hard of hearing. The study, which is led by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), will use a new tool that can assess in American Sign Language (ASL) the health-related quality-of-life outcomes for hearing-impaired patients.
Read more at Healthcare Daily Online.