Interview With DS3 Project Officer, Emma Clarke

Miriam Walsh, IDK´s journalist intern, recently met Emma Clarke, project officer of Trinity College Dublin´s Deaf Support at Third-Level (DS3) project to find out what supports students can use. Starting college is never easy. Sometimes none of your friends are at the same college and you may be far away from home. Being deaf or hard of [...]

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Lip-Reading Training Benefits From Technology

A new study by the University of East Anglia (UEA) suggests computers are now better at lip-reading than humans. The performance of a computer based lip-reading system was compared to that of 19 human lip-readers. Results showed the computerised system was over 50% better at recognition than the humans completing the same task. Simultaneously, the [...]

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Sign Language In Schools Benefits All Students

Ballymahon Convent of Mercy Secondary School is breaking ground in deaf education in the midlands with a new deaf unit, which is currently educating two young girls in the mainstream system. An initiative of Eileen O’Donovan (graduate in Deaf Studies at Trinity College Dublin), the unit was set up in September 2008 and supports several [...]

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New apple iPhone app threatens internet security.

A new apple iPhone application released just last week sets out to compromise security on eircom networks nationwide. Providing a secure network unlike some other network operators eircom customers have up until now been able to rest assured that even if someone is outside their house in a car they cannot log in and use [...]

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Find Madeline – new appeal

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Cochlear Implants Boost Childrens’ Early Learning

The development of deaf children fitted with a cochlear implant is being profiled in a study at Malaga University, headed by Ignacio Moreno-Torres. Three months after receiving an implant, all children profiled could recognise sounds in their immediate environment.  Social and family factors were also analysed in the study for a more in-depth result. Children [...]

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