Hurricane Irma: Multilingual Warnings Issued

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Sign Language Interpreter, Jose Grada (right) with Florida Officials During Press Conference on Thursday, September 7, 2017 Hurricane Irma Warnings Issued in 4 Languages in South Florida September 8, 2017 As Hurricane Irma continues to wreak havoc in the Caribbean, Florida officials are urging residents to evacuate and seek shelter. As the storm is expected to reach the Florida Keys ... Read More

Interpreting Hurricane Matthew Warnings in ASL

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Sign language interpreter, Marlene Llanes with Miami-Dade county city officials during a morning press conference on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Accessible Communication for the Deaf is working with Miami officials to issue Hurricane warnings to the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community October 6, 2016 This week, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and city council members issued several press conferences in light of Hurricane ... Read More

Diving into Language Barriers at the 2016 Olympic Games

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  Share this PostIn just a short while, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is expected to be a cultural “melting pot” when approximately 500,000 visitors from 200 countries will gather for the 2016 Olympic Games. This year, French is the official language of the Rio games as homage to the victims of the Paris terror attacks. With 99 percent of the ... Read More