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TEDxNUS - Medical advancements that have contributed in helping the deaf "hear" - Don Favareau

Dr Francis Donald Favareau shares with us methods of communicating with the deaf-blind community. He specialises in bio semiotics and proceeds to show us the intrinsic link between communication and signs. Dr. Don shows us an example of how the deaf-blind communicate and use language specially designed for them with the use of innovative technology. However, the numerous dimensions of language enable different forms of communication and technology needs to be adaptive to this. Bio semiotics research has progressed greatly in bringing about "Learning About the Nature of Language from the Language of the Language Impaired".
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