Thursday, May 31, 2007

Can Blackberry Devices Help Deaf students?

A research project is underway at the Toronto District School Board. The pilot is intended to improve communication between deaf or hearing-impaired students and their families, teachers and schoolmates using text messaging technology.

The project is part of TOILS (Toward Optimizing Independent Life Skills).TOILS began in 2003 in response to the social isolation some deaf and hard-of-hearing students experience compared to students without hearing disabilities. Text messaging is thought to improve both reading and writing skills for deaf childrenwhile also giving them access to a communication system so they can keep in touch.

GE Capital Solutions donated 50 used Blackberries to the inititive TOILS (Toward Optimizing Independent Life Skills).

This is another way that technology can enable people to make the best of life.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

BlackBerry Reveals Bank's Secrets

BlackBerry Reveals Bank's Secrets: "BlackBerry Reveals Bank's Secrets"

This article should act as a reminder that you should monitor what is on your Blackberry before you sell it to someone or destroy it.

Interesting reading.