• ASL Feb 23

    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...

  • Super Bowl LV Feb 8

    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 Apr 25, 2020

    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...

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