This sign language interpreter steals the show at Hurricane Irma news conference
September 23, 2017
During a Hurricane Irma press conference in Florida in United States, one person caught the attention of a celebrity who also added a little cheer to the stressful and serious situation.
During the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott's press briefing, many were focused not on what the head of the state was saying, but rather on the sign language interpreter who was on his job to give that message to the deaf people present in the conference.
The sign language interpreter got the message across with his facial expressions, which included bulging his eyes and sticking out his tongue, and what looked like jazz hands when he signed what the governor was saying to describe water that "flows in fast, very fast, then it flows out", says a report.
When the interpreter signs about more urgent and important things, he looked more animated and dramatic.
Sign language is a visual form of communication used by the deaf people. It includes gestures, body movements and facial expressions as grammar.
Watch in Sign Language
Read more on Newz Hook
- Events April 11, 2019 Sibling Gathering
- Events April 15, 2019 Tandem Challenge
- Accessibility April 18, 2019 Platforms at Coimbatore railway station will now get lifts
- Events April 11, 2019 The Autism Webinars | Occupational Therapy & Sensory Integration
- Accessibility April 16, 2019 Voter Helpline in ISL aims to enable India's deaf community to make an informed choice in this election
- Headlines April 17, 2019 Notre Dame cathedral in Paris catches fire
- Headlines April 16, 2019 Yogi, Mayawati banned by ECI
- Parasports April 17, 2019 Bethany Society Shillong are champs at the 4th national blind football tournament
- Events April 18, 2019 Treasure Island
- Accessibility April 17, 2019 Election Commission's PwD App has a welcome update for visually impaired voters
Want to feature your inspiring story or share an event with the disabled community? Write to:
Newz Hook - Accessible News