Congratulations to the authorities for ensuring that the deaf community are included in the communications in the time of the flood disaster in Brisbane. All press conferences now have a qualified deaf translater, so that every word spoken by our Premier, or the Police commissioner or his representative, is translated.
It has been interesting for me, as I understand some of the signs, and I find myself focussed on the translator and I practice some of the signs.
A day or so ago, the camera was focused on the premier isolating the translator - but someone must have remembered that the translator is only of value if people can see her/him.
In the areas flooded there are large number of our deaf community - and it is important that all people are considered in getting information to you.
|On television this morning.|