Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, who among us hasn’t experienced terrible audio during a Zoom call, the garbled speech of a speaker communicating through a
Signs Of The Times
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We all have a perspective to share; Signs of the Times is where everyone has a chance to share theirs!
The Purpose of Deaf/Blind Interpreting In the last few decades and especially in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic, accommodations for those with hearing
When you imagine using an interpreter, what comes to mind? Perhaps you see a grand theatrical play, a news station, or a college classroom, but
In an open letter on interpreter safety during COVID-19, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters, CCHI, stated, “onsite healthcare interpreters should be provided the same
Video remote interpreting, or VRI, is utilized in a wide variety of settings. According to the National Association of the Deaf, NAD, VRI is commonly
The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) was passed on July 26, 1990. It is one of the U.S.’s most comprehensive acts relating to civil rights,
With people currently being required to wear face masks and face coverings in public places to help reduce COVID-19 transmissions, this poses communication challenges for
To operate effectively and meet the challenges that face modern society, good communication is a prerequisite for any successful business or organization. Languages serve as
It is important to practice inclusivity in all walks of life. If we do not, it will lead to some people, including those with physical
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, last year only 19.3% of people with a disability were employed, while the employment-population ratio for people without a
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