Monthly Archives: November 2009

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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