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23 September, 2016 - The University of Texas at Dallas

A $1.86 million grant from the American National Institutes of Health will fund the development of an open-source research platform focused on smartphone apps for hearing aid users. The recipients of the grant are a team of University of Texas at...

23 September, 2016 - Montreal Gazette

Jeffrey Liebman, who is deaf, is examining his legal options after a Montreal-area cinema refused to provide him with closed-captioning in English, because the same service wasn’t available in French. The cinema argued that providing Liebman with...

23 September, 2016 - Metro

Teresa Hardy, S-LP(C) is conducting a study of transgender women’s speech to determine which characteristics lead people to perceive speech as male or female. Hardy is the only publicly-funded speech-language pathologist who works with transgender...

23 September, 2016 - The Washington Post

A new study found evidence that certain sounds are associated with certain words across many international languages. Researchers compared 100 words in over 6,000 languages. The researchers only considered shared sounds symbolic if they appeared in...

23 September, 2016 - Metro

METRAC, a Toronto-based organization that combats violence against women, has produced two videos about child custody rights and support services for survivors of domestic assault in American Sign Language with closed captioning. METRAC collaborated...

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