Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

Person playing video game on console.

Video games are becoming more accessible for players with disabilities

According to the World Health Organization, there are over a billion humans living with a disability, around 15 percent of the global population. With such a high number of people in this group, it is encouraging to see the number of fields that are improving their services to accommodate the Read More...

Meet the woman saving Hawaiian

Meet the woman saving Hawaiian Sign Language from extinction

Linda Yuen Lambrecht has been on a mission to save Hawaii Sign Language (HSL) and with it generations of history and heritage from extinction since 2018. Lambrecht was born in 1944 to a family of Chinese laborers in Honolulu. She was completely deaf since birth and was exposed to HSL by her two Read More...

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This web app makes it easier for people to learn sign language

Two to three of every 1,000 children are born deaf or hard of hearing in the US. Though 90 percent of these kids are born to hearing parents, 72 percent of families do not sign with their deaf children. After learning about those statistics, creative studio Hello Monday decided to create a Read More...

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This smart glove translates sign language directly into speech

It is estimated that between 100,000 and 1 million people use American Sign Language in the United States. And like deaf communities around the world, when they communicate with non-signers, they typically need someone else to translate for them or turn to text-to-speech software for that. But Read More...

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Deaf people can now summon on-demand ASL interpreters thanks to this app

For someone who is deaf, communicating with a clerk at a retail store or non-ASL-speaking friend over dinner often involves laboriously writing notes. An app called Jeenie offers an alternative: Push a button, and a live ASL interpreter appears in a video call. The app previously offered live Read More...

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These gloves convert sign language movements into audio speech

Most people in the world aren't familiar with sign language, making it awfully difficult for deaf people to get their message across. This is something that a young Kenyan inventor by the name of Roy Allela knows all too well. His 6-year-old niece was born deaf and struggles to communicate with her Read More...