Learn more about how the Interpreting major explores deaf culture on campus and beyond at the University of TN

On the second floor of the Bailey Education Complex, students in UT’s educational interpreting program make the most engaging conversations effortless with an array of facial expressions and body movements.

Amid a few unusually silent hallways, Maggie McLaughlin, junior in interpreting, spends her days with her interpreting peers practicing and perfecting an alphabet known as American Sign Language.

“Before I thought it was just English translated, but it’s really not,” McLaughlin said. “It’s a whole other language just like you would be translating Spanish or French.”

Link: http://utdailybeacon.com/news/2015/apr/14/interpreting-major-explores-deaf-culture-campus-an/

Arizona State University Students make a difference in Malawi as part of their Hearing for Humanity program

Since 2012, McBride, a professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at ASU, and former ASU professor Gail Belus have been taking students on trips to Malawi as part of their Hearing for Humanity program. McBride fell in love with Malawi after going on a similar trip to Africa in 2010.

Link: https://asunews.asu.edu/20150413-asu-audiology-students-malawi

Federal Policy Clarification for Reimbursement of Telemedicine Services by State Medicaid Programs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued official written guidance announcing that states can unilaterally reimburse for telemedicine without the need for further approval by the CMS. This guidance is significant because now states can easily access federal education funds through a simple regulatory change at the level of their Medicaid department, making telemedicine services more accessible and affordable to students and schools in need.

Link: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12642682.htm