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Lawsuit against Deaf School
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the R.J.D Williams Provincial School for the Deaf in Saskatoon, Canada for emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Tony Merchant, lead counsel in the filing which covers former students who attended the school between 1955 and 1991, says many students who lived at school during vacations.
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30 years of strong Māori-Deaf
The National Audiology Centre researched how many Deaf children identify themselves as Māori, the indigenous tribe in New Zealand. They found that 49% of Deaf children aged 0-14 are Māori. The Deaf Education Centre, Ko Taku Reo has built a marae, a communal or sacred place for religious and social activities which just celebrated its 30th anniversary.
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Google wants accessible technology
Google has opened its first accessibility research and development center in the UK to develop new technology for people with disabilities. They are consulting with various constitutent groups including the the Royal National Institute of Deaf People (RNID), the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), and disability charity Everyone Can.
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