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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...

2014-01-21 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...

2013-09-30 23:36:33

Purple Communications opens its seventeenth call center located in South Carolina. Recent releases of the SmartVP™ TV-top videophone and entertainment system, enhanced New P3 software and upgraded P3 Mobile app, has led to record growth for Purple. Rocklin, Calif. (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Purple Communications™, Inc., a leading provider of innovative communications technology for people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech-disabled, announced the opening of its seventeenth call...

2013-09-28 23:04:50

California-based family-friendly app developer Selectsoft is pleased to announce the release of Baby Sign Language Deluxe for iPhone, iPad and Android. Babies can learn signing before they acquire spoken language, and Baby Sign Language from Selectsoft provides an easy way for parents and caregivers to learn useful signs to teach to their children. San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) September 28, 2013 Babies can learn to communicate using hand signs before they can speak, but parents need the right...

2013-04-04 11:33:08

Humans favor speech as the primary means of linguistic communication. Spoken languages are so common many think language and speech are one and the same. But the prevalence of sign languages suggests otherwise. Not only can Deaf communities generate language using manual gestures, but their languages share some of their design and neural mechanisms with spoken languages. New research by Northeastern University's Prof. Iris Berent further underscores the flexibility of human language and...

2013-03-20 23:03:17

New communication software for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals — New P3 — includes numerous user features and benefits with a fresh user-friendly interface. Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2013 Purple Communications, Inc., the leading provider of innovative communications for people who are deaf and hard of hearing, announced today the release of New P3, an upgraded software communications tool. New P3 was designed for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to make and receive...