Deaf News: ‘Fake’ sign language interpreter mars Nelson Mandela service for Deaf people worldwide | The Limping Chicken

This is not a gardening post or anything to do with growing. Just a fair bit of warning, this is a rant so I won’t go long.

The issue displayed in the linked article is one close to my family, thus my heart. We have a deaf family member in our home. We have many deaf friends. Sign Language is an integral and vital part of life for us. Having to use interpreters in our life is an accepted fact. Qualified Interpreters are a must. It is simply outrageous that anyone who is not qualified would let themselves be placed on such a stage, as this man has done. Furthermore it is appalling to think that he believes he is doing no harm since this is reportedly the second time this man has appeared on a public stage in this capacity.

Bloggers know, anyone who lives in society understands that communication is key; that clear and correct communication is vital. Arts and expression aside, there is a time and place for those. What this man has done is neither clear, expressive, correct, or artistic. IT IS A TRAVESTY to deny or embarrass an entire people group during such a world-wide time of honor and respect for human rights.

Rant over. You can read the link if you like.

Deaf News: ‘Fake’ sign language interpreter mars Nelson Mandela service for Deaf people worldwide | The Limping Chicken.

 

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One thought on “Deaf News: ‘Fake’ sign language interpreter mars Nelson Mandela service for Deaf people worldwide | The Limping Chicken

  1. I’m with you. I grew up in an integrated deaf school and the thought that this jackass would do what he did is unforgivable to me. It is really a new low.

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