Sign Language of science

Maggie Koerth-Baker is quickly becoming my new favourite journalist at boingboing.net – last week she posted this interesting story about sign language interpreters at science conventions – could you even translate “epidural electrocorticography”? I can’t imagine there’s a big call for it in sign languages…but it gets done.

I’m glad that Maggie gave the time to the interpreter too – Australia has recently seen how it can all go horribly wrong when corporate interests are the melodrama of nightly news is being infringed upon.

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