Tag: sign language

Signing Rights for All

During this week, the International Week of the Deaf, each day of the week has a specific focus under the main theme of “Sign Language Rights for All!”Monday, 23 September - Sign Language Rights for All!Tuesday, 24 September - Sign Language Rights for All ChildrenWednesday,...

Sign Language Reveals Secrets of Spoken Language

According to a new study, sign languages can help reveal hidden aspects of the logical structure of spoken language, but they also highlight its limitations because speech lacks the rich iconic resources that sign language uses on top of its sophisticated grammar. The...

New Eye Language Helps Paralyzed People Communicate

A new language called Blink to Speak aims to improve the lives of people with paralysis and have difficulty with speech, and recently won the Health Grand Prix for Good at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The guide outlines a new language that uses eye movements for communication for people with paralysis. The language was created by...

Koko, Signing Gorilla, Dies at 46

Koko—the gorilla known for her extraordinary mastery of sign language, and as the primary ambassador for her endangered species—passed away yesterday morning in her sleep at the age of 46.Koko, who was featured in Language Magazine in 2002,  touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas...

Sign-Language Leads to Better Peripheral Vision

A new report in Frontiers in Psychology found that deaf adults who use British Sign Language (BSL) had significantly faster peripheral vision reaction time than non-deaf BSL language interpreters and that the interpreters had faster reaction times than hearing adults who do not speak BSL.What is interesting about deaf individuals is that from having an altered cognitive experience, they...