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June 13, 2004

David Stewart, researcher in education of the deaf

From: Cleveland Plain Dealer - Cleveland,OH,USA - Jun 13, 2004

Mason, Mich.- David Stewart, an internationally known Michigan State University researcher in deaf education who also was deaf, died Monday of unknown causes. He was 50.

Stewart was a pioneer in creating interactive devices for learning and communicating in American Sign Language. He also was a trustee of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., the country's first liberal arts university for the deaf.

He worked in the early 1990s on a CD-ROM for a portable device that communicated in both spoken and sign language. It was named computer software of the year by Discover magazine in 1995.

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