After a break to enjoy the 7 days of summer in Seattle we are back with fun news for you.
Sign Language Glove Invented by Ukrainian Students
A group of Ukrainian students have developed a glove that when utilized with a smartphone app, enables hearing impaired people to communicate with the hearing world. The gloves have multiple sensors, a gyroscope, an accelerometer, and a compass which translate finger movements into verbal words. EnableTalk was inspired by the 2012 Microsoft Imagine Cup which challenges students to create solutions for real-world problems. The Ukraine quadSquad won the $25,000 grand prize for this year’s competition and have the hopes to mass produce the gloves, with a projected retail cost of $200 per glove. While the gloves will come with a general library of common signs used for American Sign Language, users will have the ability to customize and program even more gestures into them. The potential for the EnableTalk gloves to break down the language barrier between the hearing and non-hearing world is enormous and will open many doors of communication that otherwise have been ignored.
The news this week provokes the realization once again that peace is the answer. The effects of the violent memes, guns, and wars, are becoming more clear by the day. How to respond? With peaceful action and thoughts. In any language peace is the answer!
La paz es la respuesta Peace is the Answer השלום הוא התשובה السلام هو الحل Vrede is het antwoord สันติภาพคือคำตอบ Mir je odgovor
The Sea Monster Project– Free Books for Charities
In our quest to help children read worldwide and to make sure that there are books to read in hard to find languages, Multilingual Books is working to publish Sea Monsters and other cool children’s books in 100 languages. In addition with every order made from the Multilingual Book site we will give a book to a charity. If you know of a charity that could use bilingual children’s books let us know or have the email us.