Category: Deaf Community News and Events

Transitioning from High School to Post – Secondary Education

June 5th, 2015 in Deaf Community News and Events

Accommodations and services in Higher Education might look and feel very different than what you experienced in High School. 

See the following- at bu.edu/disability/transition

Add subtitles and closed captions

February 5th, 2015 in Deaf Community News and Events

Would you like to learn how to add Closed Captions of Subtitles to videos that you own or manage on YouTube? Yes!

Click on the following link  for Google Support: Add Captions and subtitles.

Technical support from Disability Services (click here)

Closed Captioning Standards (click here)

Add subtitles/Closed Captions to videos that you do not own. Join a CROWD! (click here)

Disability Awareness & Cognitive Supportive Technology (CST)

October 8th, 2014 in Deaf Community News and Events

Karen Jacobs; SAR

 Assistive Technology (AT) is generally defined as: Any item, piece of equipment or product systems, whether acquired commercially, off the shelf, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Cognitive Support Technologies (CST) is a class of AT designed to help with memory, attention, concentration, time management and organization among other skills. iPads are one example of a CST device. This hands-on session will provide the opportunity to use iPad Apps such as Notability and 30/30. In addition, through the use of guided disability-related simulations created by occupational therapy graduate students, attendees will experience the relationships between the environment and individuals with a variety of characteristics, and will learn how appropriate accommodations can enable and empower people with disabilities to live life to its fullest.

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm on Thursday, October 16 , 2014

SAR Lobby,635 Comm Ave

Click here to register

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Closed Captions Enhance Searching, Listening and Learning

October 6th, 2014 in Accommodation News, Deaf Community News and Events, Interpreters

Closed Captions and Subtitles in video media have been shown to make otherwise static content more engaging. By adding Closed Captions to BUniverse YouTube videos , your media will appear in Google search queries more frequently and the content will be more accessible to individuals who are English Language Learners or Hearing Impaired. The process to insert captions and subtitles into video media has been somewhat cumbersome – until now. 

Contact Christopher Robinson  for Captioning consultation or technical supportat crobin@bu.edu

 

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BU Alum is Making America Accessible!

November 10th, 2011 in Deaf Community News and Events

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NPR Interview with Lorraine Wolf

April 13th, 2011 in Deaf Community News and Events

Listen to our director Lorraine E. Wolf talk with Jane Thierfeld Brown from University of  Connecticut about autism spectrum disorders in higher education on NPR’s All Things Considered.  The interview will air on April 13, at 5:20 p.m.

Click here to visit NPR’s All Things Considered and listen to the interview.