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Bloomberg ASL Interpreter Lydia Callis Mocked by Chelsea Handler, Gets Schooled by Deaf Group

Posted by 4starshost.com on November 2, 2012

Lydia Callis was just doing the job she was paid to do when she stood beside Mayor Bloomberg the other day and used American Sign Language to convey his speech to the city’s deaf and hard of hearing residents regarding Sandy and the recovery. And yet when people not familiar with the way the Deaf communicate, they expressed fascination and curiosity about the interpreter’s use of vivid and passionate body language. One Twitter user even called her a “living emoticon.”

 

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One Response to “Bloomberg ASL Interpreter Lydia Callis Mocked by Chelsea Handler, Gets Schooled by Deaf Group”

  1. Destiny said

    The Deaf Dream (https://www.facebook.com/TheDeafDream) wrote to Chelsea Handler to express our disapproval of how our language and cultural has been addressed in the last few days. Take a look at our letter on our page to see why we have such strong feelings about this issue!

    http://bringmethathorizondestiny.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/the-deaf-dream-supports-bloombergs-interpreter-and-against-chelsea-handler/

    We support Lydia Callis. She did an excellent job interpreting, using ASL the way it is supposed to be used=expressive and visual. We stand by her despite the remarks that have been made across the nation. Our language represents our culture, community, and history of oppression and we stand up when it is mocked and not respected.

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