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‘It makes me feel equal’: A deaf Gallaudet swimmer pushes NCAA to change rules, adopt technology

By Marissa Payne

GallaudetFaye Frez-Albrecht was just approaching the starting blocks at the 2016 North Eastern Athletic Conference swimming and diving championships when the referee blew his whistle, kicking off the 400-meter individual medley. The 24-year-old Gallaudet athlete — who is deaf and legally blind — couldn’t hear it, of course, nor could she see the referee gesturing that the race was about to begin.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2017/07/27/it-makes-me-feel-equal-a-deaf-gallaudet-swimmer-pushes-ncaa-to-change-rules-adopt-technology/?utm_term=.5266f484179f

Source: The Washington Post

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