Summer is a deaf girl from Wales who visited Disneyland Paris with her Mom this last August. As she and her mom arrived, real life princes and princesses – Ariel, from ‘The Little Mermaid,’ along with Belle and the Beast, from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ – came out to greet her. Though, once the park […]

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Forbes has ranked ‘Interpreters and Translators’ as the 15th fastest growing job in the country. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 29 percent employment growth for the industry from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. By 2024, the BLS says, the field should add 17,500 new positions. A […]

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By Marilyn Weber Although deaf or hard-of-hearing patients can easily shop for physiotherapy equipment here, making it easy for them to get what they want without using verbal communication, communicating effectively with deaf or hard-of-hearing patients is always a challenge. A challenge that physicians are now successfully meeting with some forethought and planning. It’s important […]

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By Marilyn Weber How to Plan a Conference That Accommodates Deaf Attendees Marilyn L. Weber, President/CEO of Deaf Interpreter Services Inc. (DIS) headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a certified sign language interpreter and has an adult daughter who is deaf. Marilyn has been working for more than 25 years promoting accessible communication and advocating […]

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