Accessibility and Technology: What it means for Deaf and ASL users
In a previous post, Look into ASL Studies highlighted the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it affects American Sign Language Interpreters and others working closely to the Deaf community. Another piece of the ADA includes standards for websites as well. More and more people in the web design world are looking deeper into what […]Read More...
August 17th, 2016
Posted in Deaf Culture, Technology
How accessibility benefits everyone
In a TED talk, designer Elise Roy shares how ‘design thinking’ helps to solve problems. Design thinking is a process that includes defining particular problems, observing people in real-life situations while empathizing with them, and then working to solve those problems. Roy explains how her experience as a Deaf person helped her to be a […]Read More...
August 10th, 2016
Posted in Technology
Meet the ASL Interpreting online program at William Woods University
In 2012, the national certifying body for sign language interpreters, the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf required that to sit for the certification from that date forward, applicants must hold a four-year degree. While over 100 institutions offered two-year degrees in ASL interpreting at the time, only a few dozen offered bachelor’s degrees. This […]Read More...
June 2nd, 2016
Posted in ASL Books & Resources, Technology
ASL Interpreting by video: a growing field
Federal civil rights laws require effective communication to be provided to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. But when an interpreter is not immediately available, companies, hospitals, mental health settings, schools, police stations, courthouses and many more can turn to video relay service interpreting (VRS) and video remote interpreting (VRI) services and providers. […]Read More...
March 13th, 2015
Posted in ASL At Work, Technology