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Troy Kotsur Becomes First Deaf Man to Win Oscar for Acting

Troy Kotsur, who won a “Best Supporting Actor” Oscar for his role as Frank Rossi, the patriarch of a fishing family in “CODA,” became the “first deaf man in academy history” to win an Oscar for acting, according to an article in the “New York Times.”

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Apple Launches Features for Those with Hearing Loss

Apple announced the introduction of software features “designed for people with mobility, vision, hearing, and cognitive disabilities.” According to Apple's announcement, “these next-generation technologies showcase Apple’s belief that accessibility is a human right and advance the company’s long history of delivering industry-leading features that make Apple products customizable for all users.”

Study Revisits How Sign Language Affects Cognitive Development in Deaf Children

Researchers at the University of Connecticut are reexamining the debate as to whether deaf children should learn sign language to maximize their potential for optimal development. Previous research has shown that children born deaf frequently exhibit learning deficits. Yet, research has also found that deaf children exposed to sign language from birth develop language, cognition, and literacy on normal timetables.

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