UN Chief Promotes the Use of Sign Language

Secretary General says sign languages are crucial “to realizing the human rights of the more than 70 million deaf people around the globe.” On the International Day of Sign Languages, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres asserted that the promotion of sign languages around...

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Does Gene Therapy for Blindness Last Forever?

Lancelot, a Briard mix, had his vision restored through gene therapy. Timing is everything. Nearly 20 years ago, gene therapy restored vision to Lancelot, a Briard dog who was born with a blinding disease. This ushered in a period of hope and progress for the field of gene therapy aimed at curing...

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The Rise of Deaf Architecture

Deaf people use space differently. In the spring of 2005, a workshop took place on the Gallaudet University campus in Northeast Washington, the Washington Post reports. A collection of teachers, students and administrators gathered with architect and designer Hansel Bauman to provide input on a...

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