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Marlee Matlin Oscars Speech

Marlee Matlin Oscars Speech Incident – Why It Matters

Broadcasted on April 25, the 2021 Academy Awards stood out for both good and bad reasons. Among these: the producers invited Deaf starlet Marlee Matlin to present two awards but botched her presentation and the recognition it entailed. As a provider of professional ASL Interpreters and Translators, we want to unpack this controversy and why it matters.   Built from a community of interpreters and based in Washington, DC, HIS

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8 Tips When Using an Interpreter

When possible, please provide the agency with agendas, presentations and any other materials prior to the appointment. Try to maintain good eye contact with the Deaf consumer as Deaf culture relies heavily on facial expressions and body language to support full communication. Usually it is best if you and the interpreter are within the sightline of the Deaf consumer. Work with the Deaf consumer and interpreter to determine the best

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