Millions of people enjoy viral videos each day, but some people aren’t getting the jokes — and it’s not for a lack of humor, either. Because many videos on YouTube do not include closed captioning, deaf viewers can be left out. But thanks to a new change at YouTube, more hard-of-hearing people will be able to indulge in the wealth of online videos.
The app tells pedestrians what direction they are traveling.
A University of Minnesota researcher is developing an app that would tell the blind and visually-impaired not only when to cross the street, but which direction they’re going and how many lanes they have to cross.
Senator Stephen Conroy last week announced that ABC1 will trial audio description in 2012, giving people who are blind or vision impaired access to something most of us take for granted.
ACCESSIBILITY: Council chopped a $500,000 contribution to a reserve fund for upgrades
“This decision sends a bold, clear message that the needs of the disabled just don’t matter,” said Preston, a PhD student at Western University and an advocate for people with disabilities.
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A group of researchers at Georgia Tech has developed an app, designed for helping out blind people to write and read text messages using touch screen mobile devices.
DRUMMOND REPORT: A Grade 6 pupil at Robarts School for the Deaf in London makes an emotional plea to save her school
By The London Free Press
Last Updated: February 22, 2012 8:20am
Hope Rehman, a Grade 6 pupil at Robarts School for the Deaf in London, with the help of mom Kate’s typing skills, has written a letter to Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek, worried her school may close.
“I feel I am proud of being deaf,” Hope wrote. “I don’t feel ashamed or embarrassed. I feel complete. Robarts is not only my school, it is my family. I don’t want it to go away.”
Judi Mansfield-Jones, Hamilton
On Wednesday, my daughter Kristin and I presented a petition to City Hall on behalf of the Developmental Services Transportation Committee. The petition supports equal access to DARTS for all disabled adults.
In 2008, council passed a motion to revise the eligibility criteria for DARTS to comply with Human Rights and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act regulations for implementing a fair and equitable transportation system for all Hamiltonians. To date, access to DARTS remains restricted and not available to all disabled adults.
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Getting heard isn’t easy when you’re deaf.
Changing a doctor’s appointment, ordering pizza, dialing 911: all are next to impossible without hearing. But Edmonton’s deaf community hopes Canada’s telecommunications regulator will change that.