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

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.

Deaf activist, model shares experiences, advocates for inclusion

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 said. “Why would I want to be any different?” This is the message the actor and model relayed ...

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