Awareness

Accessibility of in-flight entertainment to deaf passengers

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What better way to pass the time on a long-haul flight than to enjoy in-flight films or television programs? The US National Association of the Deaf (NAD) has recently highlighted the lack of accessibility in this area to a US Senate hearing.

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Developing sign language for deaf in Cambodia

Cambodia has seen significant and consistent economic growth over the last decade but remains one of South-east Asia’s lowest-income countries. USA Today reports how Charles Dittmeier, a Catholic priest from Louisville, Kentucky, is helping the country’s deaf population and contributing to development of the nation’s native Khmer sign language.

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Beauty queen achieving her dreams despite hearing loss

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The Malaysia Chronicle reports how Miss Chui Yee Shia overcame her disability and won the title of Miss Singapore Friendship International 2013 at a ceremony held at the Intercontinental Hotel, Singapore in late August.

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South Africa hosts England Deaf Cricket team

There is often a fine line between mainstream and disability sports. Cricket is no exception: players involved in deaf cricket teams must have hearing loss at 55 dB or less. South Africa is hosting its first international tour for deaf cricket between late August and early September 2013 by welcoming the England Cricket Association for the Deaf (ECAD) during a five-day, six-match event held in Pretoria, Gauteng Province.

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"Catch the silence"

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Discover our slide show. On International Noise Awareness Day in April, GAES Chile launched the contest "Catch the silence" ("Atrapa el silencio"). 10 pictures were selected amongst the 245 pictures sent out.

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Shortage of teachers holding back education for hearing impaired

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Mr. S.L. Hettiarachchi, Secretary of the Sri Lanka Council for the Blind, sister organization of the National Council for the Deaf, has warned that there are not enough teachers to teach children with visual or hearing impairment, leading to unsuccessful special education units in Sri Lankan State schools.

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Hearing impaired services at Yosemite National Park, California

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According to a news release from the National Park Service, Yosemite National Park, California (USA) has set up a number of new services intended to give hearing-impaired visitors access to everything that the park has to offer.

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Seen on YouTube: How Old Are Your Ears?

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Oticon Focus on People Awards 2013

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The winner of the 2013 Oticon Focus on People Award is Sergeant Joe Molinari of the Nashua Police Department, New Hampshire, USA.

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New technology at library to help the hearing impaired

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One of the major problems for the hearing impaired is to hone in on voices in environments where there is a large amount of background noise.

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