In families that have both hearing and deaf members, there is often a communication gap when it comes to broadcast news.
Deaf family members have to read the captions and don’t always get the same information, because the captions don’t exactly match what’s being said. But journalism sophomore Peyton Gallovich said she wanted to change the communication gap.
“I see this need, and I think that I can fill it,” Gallovich said. “So, I got together with people who thought this was a necessary thing too, and here we are.”
Gallovich told her sign-language professor Dyan Sue Kovacs about her plan, and the two of them created the Deaf and Hearing Network, which they describe as a meld of the three types of television currently available.