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A New App Interprets Sign Language for the Amazon Echo

The convenience of the Amazon Echo smart speaker only goes so far. Without any sort of visual interface, the voice-activated home assistant isn’t very useful for deaf people—Alexa only understands three languages, none of which are American Sign Language. But Fast Company reports that one programmer has invented an ingenious system that allows the Echo to communicate visually.

Link: http://mentalfloss.com/article/551399/new-app-interprets-sign-language-amazon-alexa

Webinar Opportunity!

Have you registered for the free Webinar – “Congenital CMV – Awareness, Diagnosis, and Management”? It is this Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Webinar start times (by time zone)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PT
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MT
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CT
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

Register now at the link below.

If you can’t attend on Thursday, it will be recorded and posted at www.infanthearing.org within a week following the presentation.

Link: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4400750/Clinical-and-Hearing-Management-of-Infants-Identified-on-Cytomegalovirus-CMV-Screening-with-Congenital-CMV-Infection-What-to-do-With-all-the-Babies

Webinar – Congenital CMV – Awareness, Diagnosis, and Management

Congenital Cytomegalovirus (cCMV) is the most common viral infection that infants are born with in the United States and is the leading non-genetic cause of hearing loss in infants. This webinar will review the disease state of congenital CMV, including incidence, importance of early detection, diagnosis, and disease management.
Speaker:
Dr. Karen B. Fowler
Professor, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
Scientific Advisory Committee, National CMV Foundation
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
1 PM (10 AM PST)
Please register at:
Upon registration approval, you will receive an email with detailed webinar information, including login instructions.

Link: https://engage.vevent.com/index.jsp?eid=5175&seid=449