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.
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Editor’s note: Each year the summer academy hosts a premier of the students’ animated short films.
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.
History shows many deaf artists and inventors, including Thomas Edison and Ludwig van Beethoven.
In a way, Richard Ladner inherited his volunteer interests.