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How Do Deaf-Blind People Communicate?

Deaf-blind people have many different ways of communication.
The methods they use vary, depending on the causes of their combined vision and hearing loss, their backgrounds, and their education.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/how-do-deaf-blind-people-communicate/

CBC Expands Accessibility Project for Hearing-Impaired Audiences

CBC is expanding a successful pilot project to make its radio programming more accessible to those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, with As It Happens to now join The Current in posting daily show transcripts online to read, print and share.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/cbc-expands-accessibility-project-for-hearing-impaired-audiences/

Creating Opportunities For Deaf Employees

“Where do you work?” “What do you do for a living?” In America, these are among the first questions a new acquaintance will ask us. This simple inquiry reflects the cultural emphasis placed on work and career choice in the modern world. But for many, this dreaded question serves as a reminder that even work is a privilege.

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http://www.aoda.ca/creating-opportunities-for-deaf-employees/

New Research Could Help Build Better Hearing AIDS

Scientists at Binghamton University, State University of New York want to improve sensor technology critical to billions of devices made every year. With a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation, they will start by making a high-performance sensor and applying it to hearing aids.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/new-research-could-help-build-better-hearing-aids/

Launch Today of New National Video Relay Service Empowers Canada’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

A new service is launching today in Canada to empower the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community with tools to communicate better and provide them with greater independence.

SRV Canada VRS enables Deaf and Hard of Hearing people who use American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ) to conduct calls via video relay service (VRS) with hearing people through a professional ASL or LSQ interpreter. It simulates, as closely as possible, a conversation between two hearing people.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/launch-today-of-new-national-video-relay-service-empowers-canadas-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-community/

Uber Canada and Canadian Hearing Society Partner to Promote Accessibility

Uber Canada and the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) announced a partnership Friday that promotes employment access for the deaf and hard of hearing.

This partnership was announced during the Canadian Hearing Society’s International Week of the Deaf event “Creating an Accessible World.” The partnership will bring about several initiatives including promoting driver-partner opportunities at Uber for those who are hard of hearing and developing new features that improve communication between driver and client.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/uber-canada-and-canadian-hearing-society-partner-to-promote-accessibility/

New sign language interpreting rules in effect in Michigan

Urasky said there is a misconception that it is up to the deaf or deaf blind to have an interpreter when lawyers, doctors and others must legally provide the accommodation.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/new-sign-language-interpreting-rules-in-effect-in-michigan/

Geauga County Public Library Adds Technology to Aid Hearing Impaired

Many churches, subways, airports and universities already use telecoils, and users find it to be life changing, the release stated. Libraries are community spaces where people routinely share ideas and converse with each other, and this technology allows a wider patron base to enjoy the many resources their libraries provide.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/geauga-county-public-library-adds-technology-to-aid-hearing-impaired/

FCC Adopts Real-Time Text Proposed Rulemaking

The Federal Communications Commission today approved a proposal to utilize real-time text to ensure that people with disabilities who rely on text to communicate have accessible and effective telephone access.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/fcc-adopts-real-time-text-proposed-rulemaking/

Web Accessibility for People Living with a Hearing Disability

One might believe that people living with a hearing disability don’t really suffer from web accessibility problems since they can see the images, use a mouse, navigate the site, and read the content on the web page just fine, right?

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/web-accessibility-for-people-living-with-a-hearing-disability/