Deaf scientists thrive with interpreters and technology
Deaf and Hard of Hearing scientists know firsthand how working in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) can be frustrating with limited communication access. However, through hard work, interpreters and improving technologies, they’ve been able to do what they love with more ease.
Scientists are also working to improve communication access even further: discussing new STEM-specific ASL vocabulary, encouraging more deaf and hard of hearing people to look into STEM as a possible career path, and more. Interpreters are also being encouraged to learn more technical vocabulary.
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