• ASL February 23, 2021 10:39 pm

    DC's ‘ASL Bae' Says His Mission Is to Advance Equal Rights for Deaf People

    Sign language interpreter Billy Sanders went viral as “ASL Bae” but he has a big mission: advancing deaf equal rights, urging Black men to become interpreters and getting HBCUs to start interpreter training degree programs.  Sanders, who lives in Washington, D.C., said he was amused by the attention he got online for his expressive interpretation of concerts, the March...

  • Black History Month February 24, 2021 3:14 am

    ‘ASL Bae' Talks About Advancing Equal Rights for Deaf People

    American Sign Language interpreter Billy Sanders has gone viral a few times for his interpretation gigs at concerts and, most recently, at a press conference by D.C.’s mayor. The latest viral video was reposted by many, including Halle Berry. Sanders talks about why his work is important and why he wants to see more HBCUs start ASL degree...

  • Super Bowl LV February 8, 2021 1:44 pm

    Grad of DC's Gallaudet University Signs National Anthem in ASL at Super Bowl

    As stars Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan belted the National Anthem into their mics at Super Bowl LV, a trailblazing artist hailing from the DMV area and graduate of Gallaudet University in D.C. communicated the emotion, lyrics and rhythm to Deaf viewers across America.

  • ASL April 25, 2020 9:14 pm

    ASL Interpreters Explain Importance of Their Work During the Coronavirus

    They’re used to explaining speeches and press conferences, but American Sign Language interpreters are saying the coronavirus pandemic has presented the most difficult and inspiring assignment of their careers. “This is something that is literally life or death,” said Rorri Burton, one of the interpreters contracted by Green Translations who have been delivering Los Angeles County’s coronavirus updates to...

  • coronavirus April 8, 2020 1:03 pm

    Sign Language Interpreters Have Vital Role in Pandemic

    Sign language interpreter Ellen Roth has stood next to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser nearly every day providing important updates on the coronavirus pandemic to the deaf community. News4’s Mark Segraves explains how she and a second interpreter relay the mayor’s message.

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