St. Cloud State University: Employment and accessibility via ICT for Chinese who are deaf

  • Duration 53 Min.
  • Video Language en

Within China, there are about 20,000,000 deaf individuals, yet there are only an estimated 100 qualified Chinese sign language (CSL) interpreters. This immense gap in qualified CSL interpreters significantly impacts employment opportunities for those who are deaf. The ICT sector holds potential for bridging this gap through Video Relay Services (VRS). “Voice of Hands” is a new VRS service provider in China that has invested millions of USD in infrastructure, developing innovative VRS technology that is cutting edge globally. However, over the last three years, “Voice of Hands” CEO, Mr. Chen Bin, has learned that the most advanced technology is only as good as the people that provide the service through that technology. This session is organized by the St. Cloud State University of the U.S.

Kathryn Johnson, St. Cloud State University, United States of America
Haoming Huang, Voice of Hands, China
Di Liu, Voice of Hands, China
Xiaorong Zhou, St. Cloud State University, United States of America
Amy Knopf, St. Cloud State University, United States of America

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