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Mandela Memorial: Deaf Signer Was 'Fake'
« on: December 11, 2013, 11:55:18 AM »
http://news.sky.com/story/1180724/mandela-memorial-deaf-signer-was-fake

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"There was zero percent accuracy. He couldn't even get the basics right. He couldn't even say thank you.

"You're supposed to indicate with your facial expressions, even if it's not an exact sign. He didn't indicate that (booing of Jacob Zuma) at all. It just passed him by.

"Nobody knows who he is. Even at this hour we still don't have his name."

Paul Breckell, chief executive of Action on Hearing Loss, said: "The use of appropriately qualified communication support is crucial to ensure that deaf people can engage with and access the same opportunities as hearing people.

"Sign Language, be it British, International or South African, is a visual and expressive language yet the limited number of signs, the amount of repetition, lack of facial expressions and huge gaps in translation meant that deaf or hard of hearing people across the world were completely excluded from one of the biggest events in recent history."

The memorial was also affected by faulty public transport which prevented some mourners from getting to the event and a faulty audio system that prevented some of the crowd from hearing leaders' speeches.

Anyone else see this? Why would they put a fake signer on stage?


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Re: Mandela Memorial: Deaf Signer Was 'Fake'
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 11:01:47 PM »
ake Tapper ?@jaketapper 1h

Actress @MarleeMatlin says she was appalled by the #interpreter at the #MandelaMemorial.

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Re: Mandela Memorial: Deaf Signer Was 'Fake'
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013, 08:30:15 AM »
“Hell hath no fury like a vested interest masquerading as a moral principle.” - Ryan T Anderson

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Re: Mandela Memorial: Deaf Signer Was 'Fake'
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2013, 08:32:47 AM »
“Hell hath no fury like a vested interest masquerading as a moral principle.” - Ryan T Anderson

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Re: Mandela Memorial: Deaf Signer Was 'Fake'
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2013, 08:37:43 AM »
I trust what that fake signer said more than I trust what Obama said.
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Re: Mandela Memorial: Deaf Signer Was 'Fake'
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2013, 08:39:00 AM »
Was Garret Morris unavailable?

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Re: Mandela Memorial: Deaf Signer Was 'Fake'
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Re: Mandela Memorial: Deaf Signer Was 'Fake'
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2013, 02:26:36 PM »
How does this happen?   He was 3 feet from Obama.    When I invited to see George W. Bush off as he boarded Air Force One, everyone on the list had to do both a FBI and a Secret Service screening.
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Re: Mandela Memorial: Deaf Signer Was 'Fake'
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