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Interpreter Debacle Proves Need for Planning

If ever there was a cautionary tale for emergency management, this is it. Are you wondering¬†“how such a spectacular mistake could have been made“? News about the #fakeinterpreter for Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service worsened daily: from grotesque incompetence to mental … Continue reading

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Road-Side Assistance Sign Language Brochure

WMTV.Com from Omaha, NE posted this story about how two students at the Iowa School for the Deaf are helping people nationwide. Seniors John Issacson and Johanna Scherling created a sign language brochure to help emergency personnel communicate with hearing … Continue reading

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New App for the Deaf Community will include Emergency Alerts

Post by: Kim Stephens A new mobile app called “Engage” ¬†is touted as the “first ever mobile App for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing” and delivers content in American Sign Language. Their website states: Engage is a wireless community … Continue reading

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Gallaudet University CERT Training

Post by: Kim Stephens This is a representative sample of tweets from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, sponsored by Serve DC–the Mayor’s Office of Volunteerism, at Gallaudet University, July 10-12, 2012. Everyone, both trainees and first responders alike, … Continue reading

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