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Madeline Brownstone

BBC NEWS | Technology | Helping the deaf to 'see sound' - 0 views

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    "Deaf children have been testing software that enables them to see a visual representation of sound waves.

    Called Lumisonic the software translates sound waves into circles that radiate on a display.

    It creates a real time representation of sound and is designed to elicit responses quickly in the human brain. "
Madeline Brownstone

BBC NEWS | Technology | Emergency text system goes live - 1 views

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    "Trials are under way of a UK service allowing people to contact emergency services by text message.

    The system is aimed at people who cannot make normal voice calls to the 999 service due to disability"
Madeline Brownstone

BBC News - YouTube introduces automatic captions for deaf viewers - 0 views

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    "Vint Cerf, vice president at Google, is widely recognised as a founding father of the internet. He is also hard of hearing and has worn a hearing aid since the age of 13.

    "One of the big challenges of the video medium is whether it can be made accessible to everyone," he told news agency AFP. "
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