sign language

Kids these days are taking the lemons life has thrown at them and making lucrative lemonade. Hearing impaired, hip hop lover Matt Maxey decided to turn his disability into a business. He founded the DEAFinitely Dope organization which aims to “change the way you experience hip-hop and R&B through sign language.” And one of his […]

If you can’t trust the President of the United States then who can you trust these days? Even sign language interpreters are partaking in fraudulent behavior these days. On Tuesday night, as Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan announced the arrest of Howell Donaldson, interpreter Derlyn Roberts was beside him, making signs that made no sense. […]

Police in Hawthorne, California are facing scrutiny from residents after they used a stun gun on a deaf man who was trying to communicate with them through sign language. The Feb. 13 incident left Jonathan Meister bruised and unconscious. The officers involved — Jeffrey Salmon, Jeffrey Tysl, Erica Bristow, and Mark Hultgren — are now […]

After admitting that he suffered from a schizophrenic episode during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, the bogus sign language interpreter who caused an uproar has finally been admitted to a psychiatric hospital. The Star newspaper reports that Thamsanqa Jantjie‘s wife Siziwe had taken her husband for a check-up at a psychiatric hospital near Johannesburg on Tuesday, […]

The curious case of the “fake” interpreter who signed at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service last week is getting more bizarre…and more violent. A relative and three friends of Thamsanqa Jantjie say the interpreter was among a group of people who accosted two South African men found with a stolen television and burned them alive. Jantjie and the […]

It looks like the sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela‘s memorial really was a fake. Thamsanqa Jantjie caused a lot of controversy after it was discovered that he was faking his way through the memorial…but what exactly was he signing? Jimmy Kimmel decided to investigate the situation on his show, as he had a sign language interpreter […]

Embroiled in a firestorm of criticism and ridicule that he is a “fake,” the sign language interpreter who performed at Nelson Mandela’s memorial has come forward with some shocking news. Thamsanqa Jantjie claims the reason he was signing “gibberish” is because he suffers from schizophrenia and was having an episode in the middle of interpreting. […]

In a day that was meant to honor the great Nelson Mandela, other moments are overshadowing the memorial. An interpreter who was put in place for the listening impaired watching Nelson Mandela’s memorial service were left confused as the interpreter created unidentified signs and translations that didn’t go with what the speakers were saying. According […]