In this recent incident in Tacoma, Washington, a Deaf woman is the victim of an assault. After calling the police through a video relay service, she runs out to them when they arrive. They use a taser on her, thinking she is dangerous to them. Click the following link to the video segment on the local news, and the English transcript (there are no online captions, unfortunately).
See the details of Lashonn’s experience in the report below (click link to view story in new window).
Danny McDougall, PhD, CSC — “Dr. Danny” — owns and manages TerpTheatre. Since 1986, he has interpreted in hundreds of plays, musicals and other performances on stage – most in the shadowed style. He teaches and lectures on the theory and practice of theatre interpreting. Danny is the chair of Sign Language Studies at Madonna University, and holds a PhD in Translation and Interpretation from Heriot-Watt University – where his dissertation explored the relationship between space and meaning during interpreted theatre performances.