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GoVoBo, a project by Gallaudet and AppTek, was chosen for Verizon’s Forward for Good Accelerator disability product cohort. The Verizon Forward for Good Accelerator is part of Verizon’s plan to support start-ups that are developing solutions leveraging technology to drive meaningful impact. This year’s cohort focuses on disability innovation and how technology can drive greater inclusion and equity. Read the announcement from Verizon.
Gallaudet partnered with AppTek to develop an application, GoBoVo, which is a universal captioning application for the deaf and hard of hearing community that can be personalized to each user’s needs in more than 20 languages. This project is led by two Gallaudet professors, Dr. Christian Vogler and Dr. Patrick Boudreaux, and a Gallaudet student, Ms. Molly Feanny.
GoVoBo is one of seven start-ups selected into the cohort this year, and each start-up will receive technology coaching, expert mentorship, connections to potential partners and funders, and $50,000 in funding to scale their solutions. Congratulations!
Roberto E. Wirth, E-’74 & H-’09, passed away on June 5 in Rome, Italy. Mr. Wirth was owner and managing director of the Hotel Hassler in Rome, one of the most prestigious family-owned hotels in the world, and owned several other hotels and resorts throughout Italy. He was a strong advocate for deaf people in...
Alumnus Timel Benton has signed a contract with the Bay Area Panthers of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Benton, who graduated last month, is the first Gallaudet Bison to sign a professional football contract since Tony Tatum signed on with the Utah Blaze in the now-disbanded Arena Football League (AFL) in May 2013. Benton was...
James Caverly, ’11, who plays Theo Dimas in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, will play Professor Harold Hill in the Olney Theatre Center’s summer production of Meredith Willson’s Tony-winning musical The Music Man, which opens tonight and runs through July 23. The show’s official opening is on Thursday, June 23. Sandra Mae Frank, ’13,...
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