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June 1, 2006

Student's gadget for deaf art fans

From: Glasgow Evening Times - Glasgow,Scotland,UK - Jun 1, 2006

A DESIGN student is helping more people enjoy a piece of culture.

Kim Robertson, from Catrine in East Ayrshire, has created a gadget that makes museums more accessible for visitors with impaired hearing.

The portable device gives users the option of captions, subtitles, sign language or enlarged text.

The 21-year-old's invention won her the British Museum Award and an Adapt Trust Award in prize money totalling £4000.

© 2006 Newsquest (Herald & Times) Limited.