Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker is in studio. And Aisha Braveboy, candidate for Prince George's State's Attorney, joins us.
Guest Host: Jen Golbeck
From police stops to medical emergencies, members of the Deaf community often confront significant language barriers when they interact with local government and institutions. In Arlington County, a deaf man alleges he was held for six weeks in a county jail without access to an interpreter. But beyond cases of alleged discrimination, members of the Deaf community say there are deeper problems of cultural misunderstanding and unqualified interpreters. We explore the rights and responsibilities of the Deaf and hearing communities during these vital encounters.
- Caroline Jackson Staff Attorney, National Association of the Deaf Law and Advocacy Center
- Steven Collins Assistant Professor, Department of Interpretation, Gallaudet University; Certified Deaf Interpreter
- Adam Bartley Interpreter, Gallaudet Interpreting Service
- Ellen Schein Interpreter, Gallaudet Interpreting Service
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