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Sign language and technology

What are the intellectual and technological breakthroughs that have liberated the Deaf community from isolation? The earliest reference to the Deaf using Sign is in...
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Glide: User friendly app that is changing the way we communicate

BDA Digital Engagement Coordinator, Lyndon Borrow, explains how the new must-have video messaging app, Glide, is revolutionising communication among the Deaf community. In the last...

Dragons Den winner provides free new service for Deaf / hard of hearing people

trueCall Ltd – best known for their nuisance call blocking technology that is protecting 1.5 million UK households - have launched a new free...
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ASIMO Robot learns Sign Language

Meet ASIMO, one of the world’s most well-known humanoid robots. ASIMO was created by Japanese manufacturer Honda back in 2000 and is one of the most advanced robots in the world, possessing the ability to walk independently, climb stairs, understand gestures and spoken commands, and mimic many other human functions accurately.
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How technology is uniting and connecting the d/Deaf community

Here’s how Lingoing are using digital innovation to give the d/Deaf community a voice. Digital technology has revolutionised the way we communicate; it has made...
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Using technology to help Sign Language users access local services

https://vimeo.com/234312760 Devon County Council has introduced a new way for users of British Sign Language (BSL) to contact them via a Video Relay Service (VRS)....
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Virgin Media Trial Interpreters Live! Service in stores

Virgin Media have announced that their video relay service, currently available for BSL users contacting their customer care centres, will be trialled in a...

Best Apps for Deaf People

In this tech-savvy day and age, it’s not a surprise that most people have a smartphone. With a ton of Apps out on the marketplace, all with different purposes and some are more beneficial than we realise… Here are the Best Apps for Deaf people
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Three launches free in-store Sign Language service for customers

https://vimeo.com/234307553 Three UK partners with Sign Solutions to enable Deaf customers to receive in-store support Three is launching a new in-store Video Relay service to help...
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Team behind new Uber-style website aim to revolutionise how we book interpreters

BSL user Edward Richards noticed that he had little control over how interpreters were booked – his options were either to spend hours contacting...