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State Research Institute Releases Sign Language Video to Share COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines

State Research Institute Releases Sign Language Video to Share COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines

DAEJEON, June 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The state-run Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced on Wednesday that it had developed a sign language video to share COVID-19 prevention guidelines with hearing-impaired people. In this video developed jointly with a sign language solution developer EQ4All, an avatar uses sign language to introduce the social distancing [...]

Social Enterprise Distributes Transparent Masks for Teachers at Schools for Hearing-impaired

Social Enterprise Distributes Transparent Masks for Teachers at Schools for Hearing-impaired

DAEJEON, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A local social enterprise is gaining attention after making and distributing specially designed protective masks for teachers at schools for hearing-impaired students, to ensure their right to education amid the coronavirus outbreak. Persons with hearing disabilities have to look at the mouth to clearly understand what the other person [...]

Insufficient Sign Language Education for the Hearing-impaired

Insufficient Sign Language Education for the Hearing-impaired

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — While the hearing-impaired use hand gestures as their main means of communication, or communicate in sign language, recent research found that specialized sign language education is not being conducted properly. In a survey of 320 hearing-impaired people, conducted by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea, a majority of [...]

Human Rights Watchdog Declares Banning Car Rentals for the Hearing-impaired a Form of Discrimination

Human Rights Watchdog Declares Banning Car Rentals for the Hearing-impaired a Form of Discrimination

SEOUL, Apr. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) announced on Wednesday that it is discrimination to refuse to rent a car to a hearing-impaired individual, and recommended that car rental companies establish measures to prevent a recurrence of this type of situation. Furthermore, it advised the Ministry of Land, [...]

Hyundai Motor Develops ‘Silent Taxi’, a Dream Car for the Hearing-Impaired

Hyundai Motor Develops ‘Silent Taxi’, a Dream Car for the Hearing-Impaired

SEOUL, Jan. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Group’s ‘Silent Taxi’ project has been successfully completed, and will allow hearing-impaired individuals to drive safely by providing sound information with visual and sensory cues. The so-called ‘Silent Taxi’ was introduced on January 7, and is based on Audio-Tactile Conversion (ACT) technology. The ‘Silent Taxi’ features sensory [...]

Hyundai Motor Offers Music Service to Hearing-impaired Children

Hyundai Motor Offers Music Service to Hearing-impaired Children

SEOUL, Korea, Sep 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Motor said on September 11 that it would provide unlimited music content to ten schools for hearing-impaired children to which it had donated its “Sonata touchable music seat” systems. As part of a wider CSR program “Sonata the Brilliant Sound Project” to offer beautiful music sounds to deaf [...]