July 16, 2015
University of Washington researchers who conducted the first academic review of nine mhealth iPhone apps on the market in March 2014 found none met all the criteria that would make them accessible to blind customers. Accessibility shortcomings ranged from improperly labeled buttons to layouts that confuse built-in screen readers that assist low-vision smartphone users.
June 27, 2013
The Summer Academy for Advancing Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Computing at the University of Washington is the only program of its kind in the nation that offers a full quarter of academic credit to incoming college students or those who just finished their first year.
December 7, 2012
The ASL-STEM Forum is a crowdsourcing project, similar to Wikipedia or the Urban Dictionary, that creates a new sign language for the latest scientific and technical terms.
August 19, 2010
Editor’s note: Each year the summer academy hosts a premier of the students’ animated short films.
August 21, 2008
A group at the University of Washington has developed software that for the first time enables deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans to use sign language over a mobile phone.
August 2, 2007
History shows many deaf artists and inventors, including Thomas Edison and Ludwig van Beethoven.
May 20, 2004
In a way, Richard Ladner inherited his volunteer interests.