'It has been interesting': Meet the B.C. sign language interpreter attracting attention across the country

Autor/a: SCOTT, Sheila
Año: 2020
Editorial: CTV News, 2020
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


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For weeks, eyes across the country and the province have been glued to TV and computer screens, hanging on the words of B.C. health officials as they provide daily updates on the coronavirus situation in the province. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix have become household names, but a new face has also become familiar to British Columbians as someone communicating the COVID-19 crisis unfolding in our communities. Nigel Howard is an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, and has been the man tasked with conveying the sometimes complicated details around new cases and the growing public health threat posed by COVID-19 through ASL to the deaf community locally and across the country.