Why Deaf interpreters are a crucial tool during the pandemic

Alison Stine writes:

More people than ever are being exposed to sign language through Covid press briefings as interpreters work to pass on vital information

She goes on to say in a Guardian article:

All the interpreters interviewed for this story spoke to the struggle of getting sign language to be respected by the hearing population – a struggle I remember from my own studies, when I fought with my hearing professors who said ASL was not a “real” language, and would not count for my degree.

Read the full article here.

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