What We Are Reading
2017 April 8
by Amaya Webster
- Benetech founder and CEO Jim Fruchterman explores how software has not benefited everyone and what needs to happen to fix that in his article titled We need a software revolution for the greater social good.
- Benetech’s President Betsy Beaumon was recently honored by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as one of 100 women of influence. You can purchase the full article here, or read a summary on the Benetech Blog.
- DIAGRAM Center was featured in the ProfHacker column in the Chronicle of Higher Education: DIAGRAM Center Provides Guidance on Accessible Images. It’s great to know that people are discovering and getting so much out of the resources on the DIAGRAM site.
- Hamilton has taken the world by storm, and recent productions have worked towards making theater more accessible with the inclusion of live American Sign Language interpreters. You can watch or listen to a closed caption youtube video of one of the hit songs from Hamilton being performed in sign language.
- Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed wearable technology to help ease sensory overload for people with autism. Read more in the article U of M develops wearable technology to help autism.
- The CNBC article New technology that can help the 360 million people with hearing loss highlights and explores different approaches for helping people hear beyond a cochlear implant.
- On May 20th, in recognition of May’s Better Hearing and Speech Month, the Good Vibrations Music and Arts Festival will host a fully-encompassing deaf and hard-of hearing accessible convert. You can read more about it on the festival website Texas Music Festival to Host Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Accessible Concert in May