New Sign Language Bill, Inspired by Interpreter’s Mistake

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Share this Post A new bill has passed in Florida requiring officials to use certified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters for all televised emergency briefings. The bill requires these ASL interpreters to be certified by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or the Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (FRID). This new law was after an interpreter ... Read More

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

NFL Goes International

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Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Most Diverse in NFL History The Miami Dolphins cheerleading squad is now the most diverse cheer squad in NFL history.  On August 3, the Associated Press reported that 36 women from 28 international cities in eight countries were selected for the Dolphin’s 2016-2017 cheer team. Will Language Be an Issue? The squad’s members represent eight countries and five languages. ... Read More