SIGN-O Entertains While Teaching Sign Language

BINGO! In the U.S., this popular game of chance is played everywhere from charity events to church halls. And while bingo is a fun, social activity to play with family and friends, it can also be used as a learning tool. SIGN-O is a bingo game CD-ROM designed for users to learn American Sign Language […]

3 American Sign Language Apps for Children

I’ve covered many apps and technologies that help teach American Sign Language over the years.  However, a majority of these are geared towards teenagers and adults.  For the purpose of today’s blog, I wanted to shift my focus on three apps that teach and practice American Sign Language for children. 3 American Sign Language Apps […]

4 Accessible Apps for Hard of Hearing

There are countless ways to interpret the term communication.  In general, it is the means of connection between other people and environments.  It is so essential and common, yet so often taken for granted.  Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing understand this all too well, as they have to find alternative means to communicate with others around them. […]

Signily: iOS keyboard allows you to communicate in sign language

While communicating may be easier on mobile phones for the general population, communication tends to be more limited for individuals who are deaf.  For instance, said individuals often communicate using sign language, but using sign language isn’t really an option, unless using video messages.  This is about to change with the release of Signily, a sign language […]

Auditory Brainstem Implantation

According to the World Health Organization, over 5% of the world’s population experiences disabling hearing loss.  Said individuals may often receive cochlear implants, however, these implants won’t always work for everyone.  Now there is a newer technique being tested: auditory brainstem implants (or ABI). Auditory brainstem implantation can restore hearing for individuals who cannot benefit from cochlear implants.  Right now, it […]

VisiTalks: Connecting Deaf and Hearing People

Communication between deaf and hearing individuals can be quite challenging.  Fortunately, there are devices already available to help knock this communication barrier down such as Uni by MotionSavvy.  There is also another piece of technology in production called VisiTalks. According to its website, VisiTalks is the first of its kind as it is a unique combination of software and hardware which allows […]