The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Pitt’s ASL club poses for a photo.

Pitt provides ASL interpreting services

By Leanna Chae, Staff Writer January 11, 2022
Pitt provides students with resources — such as live captioning or ASL interpreting — for a better experience in classrooms and other settings.
Pitt students won third place in the InnovateFPGA 2019 Global Design Contest Regional Final with an American Sign Language-to-text translator prototype.

Reading the signs: Swanson students create ASL-to-text translator

By Madison Brewer, Staff Writer November 20, 2019
The students recently placed in a competition with a prototype of their translator, which takes a video of a word being signed and translates it using an ever-learning algorithm.
Nyle DiMarco, a deaf activist and model, advocatdes for the Deaf community and shares his life experiences on Monday at Frick Fine Arts. Meghan Sunners | Visual Editor

Deaf activist, model shares experiences, advocates for inclusion

By Janine Faust / Staff Writer April 4, 2017

When Nyle DiMarco was 24-years-old, a friend asked him if he ever wished he could hear. He immediately replied no. “I told him, ‘I have always been deaf. It is part of who I am,’” DiMarco...

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