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“Summer program opens high tech world to deaf students”

2009554983The Seattle Times describes UW CSE’s Summer Academy for Advancing Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Computing, organized by Professor Richard Ladner with support from the National Science Foundation.

“The summer academy – the only one of its kind in the country – introduces deaf and hard-of-hearing students to careers in computer science. For many of the participants, it’s their first glimpse inside the high-tech world. For some, it is the first time as students that they have been able to spontaneously talk to their classmates.

“‘It’s inspiring,’ said 17-year-old Johanna Lucht, of Anchorage, through an interpreter. ‘It’s opening a whole new world for me.'”

Read the rest of this terrific article here.

July 29, 2009