News Dec 25, 2013 at 4:00 am

Deaf Community Protests a Seattle Men's Chorus Interpreter


What is the point of interpreting if it isn't accurate? Is he simply performing for his own gratification and not to inform the Deaf patrons?
Hope I'm not too late to jump on the South Africa joke bandwagon.
Hey Ciena, please be sure to continue following up on this issue. The chorus seems to want to keep conversations "private", but as an organization with a 30 year track record of ignoring this issue, and as a non profit serving the public, they really have no right to expect that deaf patrons would be willing to address this in private. It's a patronizing place for the chorus to be coming from. Check the chorus schedule and ensure you attend some future performances with deaf patrons so you can continue to keep this story in the public eye. It's an injustice that needs to be made right. The ASL interpreter should be there to meet the accessibility needs of deaf patrons; he should not be a performer for the whole crowd.
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