Photo of Robert Skinner signing in BSL with an image of a report entitled Forging Social Justice

Researcher Seeks Input on Video Interpreting of Police Encounters

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When is it effective to use video interpreting for encounters between Deaf people and the police? Researcher Robert Skinner is seeking input for his ongoing investigation of the these types of interactions. Have an opinion? Email Skinner! From his blog: Do you think video interpreting could be used to report an incident as a witness; […]

Spotlight on Deaf People and Law Enforcement

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DTV News Links: Website Facebook   DTV News offers this important segment about the experience of Deaf people when interacting with law enforcement officers. The segment notes that some local municipalities have developed visor cards to help communication between law enforcement and Deaf people, and also provides tips for safe interactions. The nature of interactions […]

Brother Remembers Deaf Man Killed by Police Officer

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TerpTheatre’s production of Police Deaf Near Far (2012, in partnership with Oakland University) told the story of Stinger, a Deaf man killed during an interaction with a police officer. The production echoed the often tragic real-world encounters between law enforcement and members of the Deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind communities. The publicity trailer video for […]