[Athen] Extreme Makeover this weekend

Berkowitz, Daniel J djbrky at bu.edu
Thu Sep 14 10:31:45 PDT 2006


Marlee Matlin is a guest team-leader and hosts the two-hour of episode
of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" on Sunday, September 17th.The family
immigrated from Philippines in 1997 because the father sought for a
better eye treatment. The four family members (a father, a grandmother,
and two daughters) are legally blind from a hereditary disease. A mother
of a
family is battling thyroid cancer. Another family member, a teenage boy,
is deaf.

A house is converted into a "Z Home" for it's A- to Z- technology. There
are smoke sensors that give spoken warnings, a Braille printer that can
be controlled wirelessly by computers throughout the house, and
"iCommunicator" software to convert speech into sign-language video
clips. "iCommunicator" software enables a hearing father and his deaf
son to communicate each other.
GoAmerica supplies Zeb Llanes, a deaf teenage family member, Blackberrys
and a relay service so Zeb can contact his mother by phone by sending
text messages to an operator.

Daniel Berkowitz - Assistant Director
Boston University Office of Disability Services
19 Deerfield Street, 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02215

(617) 353-3658 (office)
(617) 353-9646 (fax)
djbrky at bu.edu <mailto:djbrky at bu.edu> (eMail)
www.bu.edu/disability <http://www.bu.edu/disability>

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