Tag Archives: inclusion

Don’t Sign That!

March 6, 2019


    Don’t Sign That!! Recently, after reading a conversation among sign language interpreters, I was reminded of a dramatic episode tucked away in my memory banks. Some memories stick with us long past their expiration date. In a group discussion, an interpreter asked about signing lyrics to rap songs and hip-hop songs that likely […]

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How Do You Sign *Happy Holidays*?

November 27, 2018



  Wow…she sure likes to read a lot! One of my early thoughts while having holiday dinners with my hearing family and one deaf sister. I give myself a break now. I was only about 7 or 8 years old and it had just become normal to see my sister get up from the table and plop […]

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How Is This Okay?

October 24, 2018


deaf girl signing

  It’s been called a “disturbing trend” and sometimes it seems we are watching an ominous wave as it gradually approaches the beach. A bit of history. Back in the 1960’s, Deaf students had the choice of either navigating their way through Public / Private schools or attending a School for the Deaf. Let’s face […]

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Please “Speak” MY Language

August 20, 2018


officer signing I love you

It’s always a nice surprise when communities recognize the need to communicate with ALL of their citizens. Kudos to the Little Rock Police Department for taking steps to learn ASL and even make classes available to the rest of the community. This article comes from LATV news in Little Rock. In recent years the Little […]

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Deaf Individuals are Seven Times More Likely …

July 20, 2018


Medical Sign Language Interpreter

  I recently came across an article from Beth Adams in Rochester, NY.  In this article, she addresses the issue of health conditions affecting the Deaf and Hearing populations. It seems relevant to share the research findings as they highlight the gaps in “access to information” – – especially for deaf individuals growing up in […]

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ADA Quick Tips Regarding Sign Language Interpreters

June 25, 2018


interpreter sign bridge

TITLE III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it illegal for any business, building or other place that is open to the public to discriminate against people with disabilities. Such places are called “public accommodations” and include restaurants, hotels, theaters, doctors’ offices, pharmacies, retail stores, museums, libraries, parks, private schools, and day care […]

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Who Hires Deaf People and Those With Special Needs?

April 20, 2018



We recently posted a headline highlighting Amazon’s efforts toward inclusiveness in hiring their employees. For years, our agency has provided interpreting services for deaf employees holding Management and Executive positions in the Los Angeles area. There was a time when the best known company hiring employees needing accommodations was The Goodwill Organization. Now that we’re […]

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Sign Language Interpreters in The Classroom

January 30, 2018

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classroom interpreter

As an agency, we’re noticing a change in some of the job requests we receive, and we find it concerning. Sign language interpreters are hired for countless environments. Medical Legal Events TV and Movie sets Corporate Meetings Weddings Funerals It’s impossible to list them all. However, one area where interpreters are often needed is in […]

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Deaf Community

March 17, 2017



If you are connected in someway with the Deaf Community (deaf, sign language interpreter, family, friend….), then you might often find yourself wondering “What if I were deaf?” as situations arise throughout a normal day. Typical daily outings take on a new awareness. Post Office, Grocery Store, people speaking to you without first gaining your […]

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Demand for Deaf Rights Often Falls on Deaf Ears

January 4, 2017



  Another news story about a deaf man detained for over six weeks WITHOUT access to a sign language interpreter. Did HE know the law? Did the arresting officers know the law? How about whoever was in charge at the jail? So what exactly are deaf people entitled to when it comes to the law […]

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