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Message to President Obama: 30 Million Americans Don’t Have Access to Hearing Care

WASHINGTON, DC — The key message during Friday’s (9/18) public meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) was that 30 million Americans do not have access to hearing care. The PCAST, originally chartered in 2001, has a broad mandate to advise the President in areas of science and technology. One of the main…

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Scientist, who overcame deafness, wins Presidential award for encouraging others to follow his path

  WASHINGTON, DC—J. Tilak Ratnanather, PhD, a scientist who was born deaf and has devoted himself to encouraging others with hearing loss to become scientists, mathematicians, and engineers, is one of 14 educators selected to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). The awards, announced by the White House…

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Harvard, MIT sued for not captioning online videos; plaintiffs claim ADA violation

  BOSTON–The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) has sued Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by failing to provide adequate captioning for the vast array of online content they make available to the general public, including…

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