Educational outcomes for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, is the focus of a new policy advice paper from the National Council for Special Education.
The stated goal of the paper is that “deaf and hard-of-hearing children should graduate from school with levels of educational attainment that are on a par with their hearing peers of similar ability.”
Read the [...]
A new app enables children with hearing-aids and cochlear implants, to practice their listening and speaking with flash-cards and a range of speech sounds for each letter. Very cleverly, the app has parent tips for its use.
Read more >> New HOPE Words App for iPhones and iPads
Watch the video >> See the Hope Words App in [...]
Are you curious about what your child will learn when they start school? How will they learn, and with what? Computers, not books! Today’s toddlers are digital natives. Namely, they will grow up knowing how to use smartphones and tablet PCs, regardless of their social or educational background.
More preschoolers know how to use a smartphone [...]
The Disability Service at Trinity College, Dublin is hosting an information evening this month for potential students with physical/sensory disabilities.
Date: Friday January 27th 2012
Venue: Room 3074, 3rd Floor, Arts Building, TCD
The evening will begin with an overview of the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE), and will outline the range of supports available at [...]
The Tech section of Malaysia’s New Straits Times broadsheet newspaper recently ran an interview with a female, deaf IT graduate and blogger, who outlines exactly how technology helps bridge the deaf and hearing worlds.
Read the piece: Sound Her Out >>
Employers, tertiary-education providers and IT firms can gain from reading this piece, which notes how regular [...]
“Communication technologies [for] people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing are just as much for the general hearing public… in that they foster communication between both groups.” **
Think of SMS texting on mobile phones, web-chat (via text, video or voice), and Facebook posts as everyday solutions for universal access. Real-time captioning (CART) and captioned web-videos similarly [...]
Irish Deaf Kids held a technology and education event in Dublin on October 10th, 2011. The event proved to be invaluable for all attendees, and was put together to give parents, educators and other stakeholders in-depth insights to how deaf and hard-of-hearing (hoh) children can use digital tools to better communicate and learn in a [...]
“Video-games, and the type of learning and thinking they generate, may serve as a cornerstone for education and economies of the future”.
For children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, video-games offer great learning potential. Social and interpersonal skills can be taught, as can problem-solving abilities (which the children in question may have already).
Read the full piece: Is [...]
IDK is hosting a seminar, “Communicate, Educate, Integrate – Technology and Deaf Children in Mainstream Environments” on October 10th, in Dublin.
This FREE event is for everyone with an interest in hearing, communication, language, learning and supportive technologies for deaf children/students in mainstream environments.
No prior understanding of deafness or of the technology solutions reviewed, is required [...]
The teaching of children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing has altered as a result of technologies such as cochlear implants and speech-to-text tools, according to a recent report from Project Forum, at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, in the United States (see summary).
Technology Has Changed The Teaching Of Deaf Students
Notable findings [...]