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Warning the deaf and hard-of-hearing about potential dangers, calling emergency services through context commands, and assisting people with visual impairments in learning how to type – all these are projects developed by Dmitry Vasilyev, a Master’s student of ITMO’s program Programming for the Visually Impaired. One of Dmitry’s apps is already used by several hundred people with disabilities, but he plans to create a whole ecosystem of apps with access to various inclusive technologies. In this interview, we talk about the results of Dmitry’s projects, his further plans, and his big dream.
According to the WHO, around 466 million people worldwide suffer from disabling hearing loss. Usually, their means of communication with the world are sign languages and various technologies, as well as specialists capable of translating spoken languages to sign ones. In this ITMO.NEWS story, we take a look at the way modern environments are made inclusive to the deaf – and how to improve them.
In recent years, Russian universities have been developing centers for inclusive education to bridge the opportunities gap between students with and without disabilities and ensure that everyone can receive quality higher education. What is driving this change? How does ITMO University support disabled students and where does it currently stand in terms of inclusive and integrated education?
Last month’s 10th Congress of Young Scientists included a session initiated by ITMO’s Center for Inclusive Education. Students from all across Russia – from Murmansk to Yekaterinburg – presented projects that focus on improving the lives of people with disabilities.