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What Is CART?

 CART is the acronym for Communication (also Computer) Assisted Real-time Translation. CART is an assistive technology that converts speech to text. It is additionally known as real-time stenography or even open captioning. CART services were first used in 1996 to provide a hearing impaired student access to classroom lect

Literary Advancement for Hearing Impaired Hispanic Children

Hispanics are the largest minority in the United States and increasing rapidly. Currently about fifteen million Hispanics are of school age of which nearly ten thousand are deaf or hard of hearing according the United States Census. Hispanic hard-of- hearing and deaf students are one of the fastest growing minorities among

Time to go PINK!

It is time to go Pink!  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a campaign geared to promote awareness through education, early detection, treatment and ultimately the importance of finding a permanent cure. This campaign has heightened the amount of women receiving mammograms and biopsies. Due to breast cancer awa

The Great Bull Run

The Great Bull Run is an event that was created by two former attorneys that made a life decision that they didn’t want to shuffle paperwork any longer and decided to create a company that hosts large events. This event is a sugar-coated version of Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls. It is a day-long festival […]

The History of Piñatas

  Piñatas have been around for ages. Most people identify piñatas as being of Hispanic heritage. They actually originated in China, around the 16th century. They were colored with bright and vibrant paper and decorated in many different ways. This was to greet the New Year in China. They would then knock the figures

Hispanic or Latino?

Is there a difference between Latino and Hispanic? This question was first introduced in the 1970’s by the U.S. Census. Is this person of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin? This question was asked of individuals living in the United States and their response was based upon self-identification. Additionally, the Census c

What’s percolating in Latin America?

How do you take your coffee? Whatever your “café” preferences are, I’ve done some homework to find out what’s percolating in our Latin American countries. For households in Latin America, nothing is more important than food rituals. Coffee is one of their favorite beverages and it wakes them up every morning.

COMPREHENSION IS THE KEY TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS

  The Hispanic population is not only the largest immigrant group but accounts for 56% of the United States population growth in the past two decades. As a result, linguistic diversity is an increasing characteristic in today’s classrooms. Educators need to design instruction to match the demographics of today’s studen

Low Literacy Rates among U.S. Hispanics Children

  Reading skills amongst children of Latino descent are at an all-time low.  Studies indicate that U.S. Hispanic children entering kindergarten are already six months behind their fellow classmates in school readiness.   Top educators believe U.S. Hispanics children would significantly benefit from programs that pro

The Many Advantages to Learning Spanish as a Second Language

    Spanish is currently the most widely taught non-English language in the U.S. Of more than 1.4 million university students enrolled in language courses, Spanish was the most widely taught language in U.S. colleges and universities with 53 percent of the total number of people enrolled. There are many advantages to