Deaf and Blind, a Student Helps Build a Portable Electronic Translator

A University of Delaware student who is deaf and blind is helping to build a portable electronic translator that will allow her to communicate with anyone, even those who don't know sign language.

The research project, financed by a two-year, $98,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, is also exploring how people who are both deaf and blind communicate, and how computers can best help them.

The goal is to turn an ordinary laptop