Friday, February 27, 2015

Background: Why there was an ASL interpreter at a recent mayoral presser

On February 17, I blogged Sign language interpreter added to Mayor Bowser's February 17 snow presser.   You may be wondering what the big deal is, why it's taken so long, or how this came to be.

Dara Baldwin, who describes herself in her Twitter (@NJDC07) profile as "Fun loving Newark, New Jersey girl residing in DC living a dream! Enjoying blessings of friends & family! RU NWK grad BA & MPA! Advocate for Disability Rights!", explains her unrelenting advocacy for ASL interpreters in her blog post When will DC Officials have ASL Interpreters on TV with them?.

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