Disability & Tech: How tech helps a hearing impaired journalist communicate with the world

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This is part three of our miniseries on disability and technology on The Suno India Show, where we talk to people across a range of disabilities. In this episode, host Suryatapa Mukherjee speaks to Nandita Venkatesan who is a journalist. Nandita was struck with tuberculosis twice and lost her hearing because of side effects of toxic tuberculosis medicines. She talks about how technology can exclude the hearing imparied like her when she is trying to watch a movie, or watch television news or travel by train. She also spoke about the kind of apps that are helping her.

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References

Deafness and hearing loss | WHO
Accessibility Standards for TV Programmes for Hearing Impaired
Hearing Aids Market to Hit Value of USD 13.0 Billion by 2028
Meaningful Gesture: All Govt Press Conferences, Meetings May Soon Have Sign Language Interpreters
प्रज्ञप्ति - youtube channel for primary school students with disability

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1. Introduction about Nandita Venkatesan (00:00:22)

2. Hearing loss increasing around world (00:01:18)

3. How Nandita experiences disability (00:03:50)

4. Movies do not have captions when shown in cine (00:07:03)

5. Role of tech in Nandita's life (00:09:22)

6. Accessibility Standards for Television Program (00:12:17)

7. Railway stations not inclusive (00:20:05)

8. Apps that are useful for hearing impaired (00:26:47)

9. Podcasting apps should be accessible (00:28:36)

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