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2014-04-16 11:17:21

In the first known study of its kind, researchers have shown that the language we learn as children affects brain structure, as does hearing status. The findings are reported in the Journal of Neuroscience. While research has shown that people who are deaf and hearing differ in brain anatomy, these studies have been limited to studies of individuals who are deaf and use American Sign Language (ASL) from birth. But 95 percent of the deaf population in America is born to hearing parents and...

2014-03-31 12:26:41

Most popular Bible app for the Deaf continues groundbreaking technological advancements ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deaf Bible was originally released in November 2012 with American Sign Language (ASL) as the only translation available on the app. Even with just one translation, it quickly became one of the most popular Deaf apps in the market and has been downloaded and used in countries all over the world. With the release of Deaf Bible 2.0, the app...

2014-02-28 12:25:49

BOSTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy Award-winning actress, author and activist Marlee Matlin addressed a packed audience at Bunker Hill Community College yesterday. Using American Sign Language and an interpreter, she described the frightening loss of her hearing at 18 months, her parents' decision to raise her at home, her determination to become an actor, her battles with addiction as a successful young star, and the challenges of being an advocate for the...

2014-02-04 08:27:18

Deaf author Mark Drolsbaugh challenges public school inclusion effectiveness for deaf students in new book Madness in the Mainstream NORTH WALES, Pa., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Deaf programs resulting in mainstream classroom environments are not all they're cracked up to be, at least not for the Deaf student. Educational pleas of the Deaf community are often falling on deaf ears of public school educators and policy makers, creating a learning gridlock for Deaf students and their...

2014-01-30 16:24:58

NFL Player with Severe Hearing Loss - Showing Anything is Possible WARRENVILLE, Ill., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Derrick Coleman, the first legally deaf offensive player in the NFL, takes the field on Super Sunday - he will set another first, as the only deaf player to play in The Big Game. Derrick will be cheered on not only by Seattle Seahawks' fans, but also by those whose lives have been affected by hearing loss. HearingLikeMe an online community sponsored by Phonak, a...

2014-01-21 16:24:24

Actress Amber Zion selected to perform National Anthem during pregame festivities at MetLife Stadium NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) announced today that after an extensive search actress Amber Zion has been selected to bring the beauty of American Sign Language (ASL) to one of the most popular sports and entertainment events of the year - Super Bowl Sunday. Earlier today the National Football League and FOX...

2014-01-08 23:25:53

Expanded version of the Stratus Video Interpreting App features 12 languages on screen for Windows and Mac making it easy for users to find the languages they need. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Stratus, a video remote interpretation app that connects limited English proficiency (LEP) speakers to a live video interpreter in 30-seconds or less on-demand, is releasing an updated versions of their application for desktop computers and iPads. The new Stratus App is designed to allow...

2013-11-28 23:21:20

California-based family-friendly app developer Selectsoft is pleased to announce the release of their newest language learning app, ASL Sign Language Dictionary Deluxe for Android. A dictionary and phrasebook filled with over 7000 entries, ASL Dictionary combines video lessons and flash cards to quickly teach practical sign language skills on mobile tablets and phones. San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) November 28, 2013 California-based family-friendly app developer Selectsoft is excited to announce...

2013-11-25 23:22:15

Interpreting services company leads the industry in national certifications. Seattle (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 InDemand Interpreting, provider of medical interpreting services focused on bridging the language gap for LEP and Deaf patients, today announced that all of the company’s call centers have become official testing sites for certifications by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI), National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) and...

2013-10-29 23:29:22

Four new cities get a whole lot more deaf-friendly with new web 2.0 platform. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 The ever-growing map of deaf-friendly businesses just got bigger... again. Seattle-based deafREVIEW (http://deafreview.com/), a community-led search and review website to rate, review and find deaf-friendly businesses, announced today the availability of deafREVIEW in Austin, Dallas, Houston of Texas, as well as Portland, Oregon. It will be the third major launch...