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[*] Post 509348 posted on 16-9-2017 at 09:24 Reply With Quote
Sign language failure - hurricane Irma

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[*] Post 509352 posted on 16-9-2017 at 13:26 Reply With Quote

Normal US news report, then? :D
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[*] Post 509356 posted on 16-9-2017 at 14:17 Reply With Quote

I think the man who communicates with his deaf brother by ASL can choose what he will say from words in his own ASL vocabulary, and sign them at his own pace.

The challenge of signing for someone else, at spoken-conversation speed, without vocabulary restriction, was far beyond him.

The people responsible may have grabbed him at the last minute because he was the only person available to them (that's one kind of mistake--people responsible for the safety of others ought to plan better). Or, they may have thought he had more ability.
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