This past weekend, I stumbled across what could be the biggest advancement in sign language technology there has ever been.  Two University of Washington student won a $10,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize by creating gloves that translate sign language into speech.  This is something that could be just the thing that can bridge the gap between the hearing and deaf culture.  This is perfect timing for the summary blog post because all the past posts information is actually turning into something.

I also had the chance to talk to my friend about this breakthrough in science you happens to be deaf, and she was very interested them.  However, she posed some important questions such as: How would the hearing person communicate back to the deaf individual, could you quickly go about you every day like with them, and would this make the hearing culture more reluctant to learn sign language?

However many questions this poses it truly is amazing just how far technology has come.  The technology for sign language isn’t very much (in the real world aspects only not in the classroom) and it’s more just researching about the culture and understanding that there are bridges that need to be built so that two beautiful cultures can come together and respect and appreciate one another.

University of Washington Article on Students



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