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"While still a student at Radcliffe, Helen Keller began a writing career that was to continue on and off for 50 years. In 1903, "The Story of My Life" which had first appeared in serial form in the "Ladies Home Journal" appeared in book form. This was always to be the most popular of her works and today is available in more than 50 languages, including Marathi, Pushtu, Tagalog, and Vedu. it is also available in several paperback editions in the United States." http://www.afb.org.
"Hearing Impairment or deafness refers to conditions in which individuals are fully or partially unable to detect or perceive at least some frequencies of sound which can typically be heard by...[others]. Use of the term impaired implies that deafness presents an inherent disadvantage..., a view that is rejected within the Deaf Culture movement, where the terms Deaf and Hard of Hearing are preferred.
Prelingual deafness is hearing impairment that is sustained prior to the acquisition of language, which can occur as a result of a congenital condition or through hearing loss in early infancy. Prelingual deafness impairs an individual's ability to acquire a spoken language, but children born into signing families rarely have delays in language development. Most pre-lingual hearing impairment is acquired via either disease or trauma rather than genetically inherited, so families with deaf children nearly always lack previous experience with sign language.
Post-lingual deafness where hearing loss is adventitious after the acquisition of speech and language, usually after the age of six. It may develop due to disease, trauma or a side effect of a medicine. Typically, hearing loss is gradual and often detected by family and friends of affected individuals long before the patients themselves will acknowledge the disability. Common treatments include hearing aids and learning lip reading. Post-lingual deafness is far more common than pre-lingual deafness". (Wikipedia).
C-Print is a speech-to-text system developed at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), a college of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), as an access service option for some deaf and hard of hearing students in educational environments. It was developed by researchers to improve the classroom experience for students at both the secondary and college levels.
The basis of C-Print is printed text of spoken English displayed in real time. which is a proven and appropriate means of acquiring information for some individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
The name C-Print reflects the real-time provision of text that can be seen-the sound of the letter C corresponds to the word see. C also is the first letter of the word computer and reflects the nature of the system's computer-based operation.
C-print will provide the student with a comprehensive set of notes for each class session.
Language interpretation is the facilitating of oral or sign-language communication, either or consecutively, between users of different languages. The process is described by other words interpreting and interpretation.
In professional parlance, interpreting denotes the facilitating of communication from one language form into its equivalent, or approximate equivalent, in another language form while interpretation denotes the actual product of this work, that is, the message thus rendered into speech, sign language, writing, non-manual signals, or other language form. This important distinction is observed in order to avoid confusion.
An interpreter is a person who converts a thought or expression in a source language into an expression with a comparable meaning in a target-language in "real time". The interpreter's function is to convey every semantic element (tone and register) and every intention and feeling of the message that the source-language speaker is directing to target-language recipients.
Sign Language Interpreting is provided as indicated to ensure equal access.