Disabled workforce grows as high-tech breakthroughs open doors

  • by: MARTHA MENDOZA , AP National Writer
  • Updated: June 23, 2013 - 3:50 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. — When high school football coach Kevin Bella needs an intense, heart-to-heart with a player, he goes home and sits on his couch. That's because Bella, who is deaf, communicates with his hearing players most clearly with a new technology that brings a live sign language interpreter to his television screen. The player, on a phone elsewhere, hears the interpreter give voice to Bella's signs.

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