How technology is helping Deaf professionals communicate remotely

Summarized by Matthew Dehler, staff writer

The Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre (DHCC) is an organization based in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, dedicated to finding ways for Deaf individuals to take part in their communities.

For DHCC, technology is a lifeline during coronavirus. But it doesn’t come without its challenges. For Zoom calls and Skype meetings, captioning only does so much. Neil McDevitt, the Executive Director for the organization, said, “You’re kind of scanning an entire computer screen to find the social cues that help you navigate the interpersonal interactions you have constantly. We know that computer screens are a very poor representation of those cues.”

For more information on the problems the DHCC faces, and if you relate to them, read the full article here: https://technical.ly/philly/2020/07/13/neil-mcdevitt-deaf-hearing-communication-centre-remote-communication-apps-asl-autocaptions/

Edited by Stephanie Stott, staff writer.

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