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Keith Wann Wags Finger After Sham Lawsuit

Keith Wann – an interpreter known for capitalizing on his social identity as a Coda – announced a lawsuit against the Theatre Development Fund, a nonprofit organization with a long history of providing accessibility services for Broadway theatre productions. In his lawsuit, Wann forgot about the value of social identity

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A Community Forum: Now What?

Nov. 21. 6 pm – 7:30 pm (eastern)Via ZoomHosted by: Dr. Stephanie Beatty and Yakata Nichols Moving beyond Wann.Join this community conversation to discuss the recent events involving the lawsuit brought on by Keith Wann against The Lion King. Deaf people, interpreters, and students are welcomed to attend. Hosted by


Text: 7th IATIS Conference. The cultural Ecology of Translation. Carcelona, 14-17 September 2021

Panel on Interpreting for Access at Upcoming IATIS Conference

7th IATIS ConferenceTHE CULTURAL ECOLOGY OF TRANSLATIONBarcelona, 14 – 17 September 2021 The upcoming IATIS conference–to be held in a hybrid on-ground/virtual format–will commence later this month. Featuring keynote presentations and an array of thematic panels, the conference is jam-packed with fantastic presentations from researchers from throughout the world. On-site

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Cognition and Online Course Design: lessons from deaf spaces

Join me online at the Symposium for Research, Scholarship, and Creativity at Madonna University on April 21, 2021 (use QR code above or link below).My presentation is available here at any time: Abstract After more than a year adapting on-ground teaching to an online environment, reports of camera fatigue, anxiety,

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