Cinemas make changes for deaf, blind patrons – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Cinemas make changes for deaf, blind patrons – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

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ZVRS to support live sign language translation via iPhone 4’s FaceTime for calls between deaf and hearing users — Engadget

ZVRS to support live sign language translation via iPhone 4’s FaceTime for calls between deaf and hearing users — Engadget.

Deaf woman in jury disqualification challenge

RTÉ News: Deaf woman in jury disqualification challenge.

A deaf woman who took a legal challenge after she was disqualified from serving on a jury has won part of her case in the High Court.

The court ruled that a County Registrar was not entitled to exclude Joan Clarke, from Loughrea, Galway, from jury service.

However, the judgment does not clear the way for deaf people to serve on a jury.

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Mr Justice O’Keefe said the presence of a sign language interpreter in a jury room would breach confidentiality, which is an integral part of trial by jury.

Lawyers for the Free Legal Advice Centres who took the case on Ms Clarke’s behalf said they will return to court next week to pursue other aspects of the case.

Drumming to the beat of silence

Drumming to the beat of silence.

Churches closing gap for hearing impaired – chicagotribune.com

Churches closing gap for hearing impaired – chicagotribune.com.

Rock the Silence signs music for deaf, hard of hearing | floridatoday.com

Rock the Silence signs music for deaf, hard of hearing | floridatoday.com | FLORIDA TODAY.