• ASL February 23, 2021 5:39 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 23, 2021 10:14 pm

    ‘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...

  • coronavirus April 8, 2020 9:03 am

    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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