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News Release 07-135

Opening New Possibilities for Deaf Students in Computer Science

University of Washington summer program helps deaf students find their place in computer science

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A computer science professor communicates in sign language to three students in a computer lab.

Computer Science Professor Richard Ladner, left, signs with some of the participants in the first Summer Academy for Advancing Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Computing. The academy brought in students from across the country to experience an intensive nine-week program in computer science.

Credit: Mary Levin, University of Washington

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