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October 12, 2012

'Google' Ruling on Digitizing Books a Boon for Blind Readers

In the ruling, Judge Harold Baer specifically cited the benefits that digital content has for people with print disabilities. Meanwhile, Netflix agreed to provide closed captioning on 100 percent of its streaming content within two years.

July 10, 2012

New Special Ed. Research Will Tackle Deaf Students' Literacy Skills

A new round of about $60 million in grants from the National Center for Special Education Research awards researchers working to improve the school experiences of students with autism, ADHD, and who are deaf, among other disabilities.

September 13, 2011

Technology Has Changed the Teaching of Deaf Students

Wider use of cochlear implants has reshaped the teaching of students who are deaf and hard of hearing, but the training of teachers hasn't necessarily evolved along with the technology.

August 16, 2011

Grants for a Mouse, Morphemes, and Mobile Dictionaries

A computer mouse for the foot? A system that keeps a wheelchair user from getting into an accident? A mobile signing math dictionaries with mouth morphemes? These futuristic-sounding creations are now closer to reality.

June 01, 2011

Early Intervention and Longterm Support Key for Deaf Students

The challenges of teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing starts signed or spoken language start early and continue for years.

April 27, 2011

Utah Students Stay Home; Oregon Dog Goes to School

Students at Utah's Schools for the Deaf and Blind will have three fewer days of school this year because of budget problems.

March 04, 2011

Performance Lags for Students With Hearing Impairments

A study finds that "higher percentages of youth with hearing impairments scored below the mean in reading, math, science and social studies, compared to students in the general population.

February 14, 2011

Special Education Programs, Private Placements, Under Assault

Several states, including New York and Texas, are considering proposals to cut specific special education programs or to trim spending across the board.

November 13, 2009

Advocacy Group Posts Podcast on Hearing Screening

A child with mild hearing loss can miss as much as half of what goes on in a classroom, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association says.

June 01, 2009

Institute Launches Web Clearinghouse for Parents of Deaf Children

About 90 percent of deaf children are born to parents who can hear, so the need is strong for good information, the center says.

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