Media: the sign language interpreter at a press conference on the “Irma” warned of a “pizza” and “monsters”
Society of the deaf of the state of Florida is demanding an apology from the authorities, stressing that the actions of the interpreter could endanger many people.
WASHINGTON, September 17. /Offset. TASS Anton Cranks/. The barrage of criticism from the deaf Florida called a press conference state officials responsible for the measures taken to protect Americans from the devastating hurricane “Irma”. As told in the Saturday newspaper the Hill, sign language interpreter, hired power, made mistakes, which could even lead to victims during the disaster.
Speakers in this role, a local rescuer Marshall green incorrectly conveyed with gestures the words of the speakers.
So, instead of warning about the approaching hurricane, he said something about “pizza”, something about “monsters,” the newspaper writes, citing experts. Some of the statements of the officials he did not translate at all. For example, instead of gestures to remind citizens about the need to follow the news on television, he showed the word “crazy.”
The head of the Florida company for the provision of sign language interpreters Charlene McCarthy VisCom admitted that this press conference is “upset” her. “It’s just awful,’ she said. To observe this, knowing that I could provide them with qualified and certified sign language interpreter”.