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RIT/NTID to Offer Degree in Mobile App Development

Mar 7 2016

Program will prepare students for careers in creating mobile solutions and apps.

Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf has received approval from the New York State Department of Education to offer an associate degree program in mobile application development. The program will prepare students for work in the software development industry with a focus on application design and development for mobile platforms.

Let's Loop the UK

Mar 7 2016

The Hearing Loop Initiative in the United Kingdom

Hearing Link in the United Kingdom now has its own “Let’s Loop the UK” effort, with local loop groups. The hearing loop efforts in the United States were originally inspired by hearing loops in the UK. 

Hearing Loops – A System that Actually Gets Used

Feb 26 2016

HLAA Member Steve Frazier from Albuquerque writes about hearing loops in Sound & Communications.

Frazier writes: “AV engineers may look at assistive listening systems from the perspective of easy installation rather than from the user’s perspective and encourage venues to install FM or Infrared systems that will, quite frankly, get little use.”

Read the entire article.

News From the States

Jan 12 2016

New Open Captioning Law in Hawaii  
A new open captioning law in Hawaii mandates theaters play at least two showings per week of each movie produced with open captioning. Click here to read more.