Category Archives: signed language interpreters

Defer to the Deaf Person: Sign Language Interpretation and Quality Control

The story about the charlatan “signed language interpreter” at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service raises awareness about a problem that’s received little attention in mainstream media. This is the problem of signed language interpreter quality control. This is a huge issue … Continue reading

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Charlatan Interpreter Sparks Outrage During Mandela’s Service

cross-posted on Feminist Philosophers Once again, a charlatan “signed language interpreter” has stolen center stage. This happened on international television during the live streaming of Nelson Mandela’s service today. Deaf South Africans viewing the live streaming television feed were cheated of the opportunity … Continue reading

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