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Fall 2015 No.27
Second App to Help Hearing-Impaired Children Wins Web Accessibility Gold Award
An Android app to help hearing-impaired children with their Cantonese pronunciation, jointly developed by Electronic & Computer Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering researchers, received a Gold Award in the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2015.
The team was led by Prof Tim Woo, Prof Albert Wong and research assistant Kobe Lam, Electronic and Computer Engineering, together with Prof Brian Mak and 2015 PhD graduate Dongpeng Chen, Computer Science and Engineering. It was the second time in a row that the team had gained the gold prize. In 2014, the team won the Gold Award for an Android auditory training app for hearing-impaired children.
The recognition scheme, co-organized by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer and the Equal Opportunities Commission, recognizes enterprises and organizations that adopt website and mobile app designs facilitating access to all, including those with disabilities.
The auditory and articulation app “聰鳴語音工具箱” and auditory training app “精靈小耳朵粵語語音辨別訓練” are available at Google Play.