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Author Topic: American Sign Language (ASL) at concerts  (Read 1754 times)
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Mr. Fluff -- from the SPCA

« on: July 25, 2017, 12:56:15 AM »

Since many people here write for a young reading audience, chances are there will be a concert in a number of stories.

Concert venues are required by the American Disibilities Act to have ASL interpreters. While not every book with a concert will show the ASL interpreter in action, some writers might want to.

Here is a video showing amazing recent innovations on how it's done to provide a much richer experience for hearing-impaired people than just conveying what words are being sung.


There are several scenes with an interpreter with different kinds of bands. Near the end is Whitney Houston singing the last line of the Star-Spangled Banner at a baseball game. The interpreter signs it in a way that's just right for this particular singer, given her special style and emotion. But the same line would be signed differently for a singer with a completely different style.
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