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2020-04-23 9:54:32 AM  
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2020-04-23 10:15:31 AM  
Deaf Americans are urging the White House to use sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings

No they're not.  They're thanking the sweet Lord they can't hear the horse shiat coming out of the President's mouth.
 
2020-04-23 10:35:06 AM  
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2020-04-23 10:36:05 AM  
Didn't Trump once have the braille buttons removed from elevator at Trump Towers saying that there wasn't going to be any blind people in his building.  I'm pretty sure I saw a story about that.
 
2020-04-23 10:39:03 AM  
Just play this on your phone and lean it up against the TV screen.

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2020-04-23 10:41:32 AM  
I couldn't even imagine trying to translate what he says.
 
2020-04-23 10:56:16 AM  

BiblioTech: I couldn't even imagine trying to translate what he says.


Just get this guy and it'll even out:
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2020-04-23 10:56:21 AM  
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2020-04-23 10:57:09 AM  
why not captions instead of an interpreter? I've never understood that.
 
2020-04-23 10:57:23 AM  
I'm picturing the poor bastard who has to translate Trump's gibberish into something that makes sense.
 
2020-04-23 10:57:48 AM  
How on earth would an interpreter handle shiatforbrains's word salad?
 
2020-04-23 10:57:53 AM  
 
2020-04-23 10:58:58 AM  
Is it possible to lip read Trump's anus mouth shape?

I imagine that a deaf person would be wondering why Trump keeps saying, "Woooooooo!"
 
2020-04-23 10:59:17 AM  
What's Garrett Morris up to these days???

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2020-04-23 10:59:43 AM  

BiblioTech: I couldn't even imagine trying to translate what he says.


Came here to say this.  Seriously, no snark intended, his speaking style is... disjointed.  I keep trying to imagine diagramming one of his sentences.  I would think it's a nightmare for translators
 
2020-04-23 11:00:15 AM  
They would have to give a shiat about people to do that; besides, I think deaf people are on the kill list.
 
2020-04-23 11:00:32 AM  

exparrot: why not captions instead of an interpreter? I've never understood that.



They can't even make a transcript understandable, and that's done after that fact.

Anybody trying to caption 2-Scoops would quit after 15 seconds.
Voice recognition software would just start outputting "Dear God, please delete me. I can't take any more!"
 
2020-04-23 11:00:35 AM  
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2020-04-23 11:00:45 AM  

mrshowrules: Didn't Trump once have the braille buttons removed from elevator at Trump Towers saying that there wasn't going to be any blind people in his building.  I'm pretty sure I saw a story about that.


Came here to post this as well.

Architect said "it's mandated by law", Trump repeated "take them off".

Pretty sure they just ignored him and got the regular Braille buttons.
 
2020-04-23 11:01:13 AM  

exparrot: why not captions instead of an interpreter? I've never understood that.


There are captions. I'm reading them each night. YouTube's auto-caption works pretty well. Maybe people think it's garbled, because, well, Trump makes up words and has word salad like a mofo.
 
2020-04-23 11:01:27 AM  

exparrot: why not captions instead of an interpreter? I've never understood that.


Signers usually impart the tone of the msg. It helps the person who needs it with the context tone provides. In this case the look of confusion and WTF did he say in the facial expressions and gestures.
 
2020-04-23 11:02:10 AM  

Officer Barrelroll: Is it possible to lip read Trump's anus mouth shape?

I imagine that a deaf person would be wondering why Trump keeps saying, "Woooooooo!"


He's no actually say "Wooooo!" That's just air escaping from his fat folds.

He's actually been dead for hours.
 
2020-04-23 11:03:03 AM  
Does sign language have advantages over plain closed caption texts? For example, can sign motions be modified to show sarcasm or that the words aren't to be taken seriously?
 
2020-04-23 11:04:11 AM  

TwilightZone: How on earth would an interpreter handle shiatforbrains's word salad?


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2020-04-23 11:04:52 AM  
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2020-04-23 11:05:24 AM  

ChiliBoots: Does sign language have advantages over plain closed caption texts? For example, can sign motions be modified to show sarcasm or that the words aren't to be taken seriously?


Looks like Oshawa answered my question while I was writing it.
 
2020-04-23 11:05:25 AM  

exparrot: why not captions instead of an interpreter? I've never understood that.


me neither.  I get regular email notices from NYC (all sort of news, not just COVID).  They always note that translations are available in any number of languages (hey, it's NYC, the population speaks a BUNCH of languages) but one of the languages listed is American Sign... seriously?  Can't hearing impaired people read e-mails in English?
 
2020-04-23 11:05:37 AM  
damn it ;)
 
2020-04-23 11:06:56 AM  
Many in the Deaf community say they are growing wary of not having important information disseminated to them through qualified sign language interpreters.

Yeah, well, not having a sign language interpreter is not going to hamper them in anyway, at least as far as the WH is concerned.
 
2020-04-23 11:07:26 AM  
Are eye rolls and shrugging shoulders or maybe a slight side to side motion of the head part of sign language? Something with the eyebrows might help too.
 
2020-04-23 11:07:53 AM  
Watch Kentucky's daily breifing.

Virginia the interpreter is a rock star here and the governor teaches something new in sign language every day.
 
2020-04-23 11:08:55 AM  

exparrot: why not captions instead of an interpreter? I've never understood that.


Live captions have a much greater lag time.
 
2020-04-23 11:08:55 AM  
Here's all the sign language Trump need to communicate his "thoughts":
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2020-04-23 11:09:02 AM  
You're not missing anything, believe me.

For once, be kinda glad you can't hear.
 
2020-04-23 11:09:51 AM  

ChiliBoots: ChiliBoots: Does sign language have advantages over plain closed caption texts? For example, can sign motions be modified to show sarcasm or that the words aren't to be taken seriously?

Looks like Oshawa answered my question while I was writing it.


Same here.
 
2020-04-23 11:11:23 AM  
Is there an ASL shortcut for "stupid unintelligible shiat"? I think the interpreter would need to use that often to catch up.

Also, it's amusing that anyone would think this administration gives a damn about anyone who might need any sort of additional assistance. This administration would announce an incoming asteroid with a national security order forbidding translating the information into another language that isn't English.
 
2020-04-23 11:12:51 AM  

fishmeal: exparrot: why not captions instead of an interpreter? I've never understood that.

me neither.  I get regular email notices from NYC (all sort of news, not just COVID).  They always note that translations are available in any number of languages (hey, it's NYC, the population speaks a BUNCH of languages) but one of the languages listed is American Sign... seriously?  Can't hearing impaired people read e-mails in English?


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2020-04-23 11:13:20 AM  
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2020-04-23 11:19:17 AM  

fishmeal: exparrot: why not captions instead of an interpreter? I've never understood that.

me neither.  I get regular email notices from NYC (all sort of news, not just COVID).  They always note that translations are available in any number of languages (hey, it's NYC, the population speaks a BUNCH of languages) but one of the languages listed is American Sign... seriously?  Can't hearing impaired people read e-mails in English?

Probably an email generated with an sql query to a table of secondary languages copied from somewhere where translation was verbal/audio and ASL made sense.
 
2020-04-23 11:27:59 AM  
If you're watching it on TV why not just have subtitles? Seems pretty simple... I'm not hearing impaired but I prefer all the stuff I watch with subtitles anyways
 
2020-04-23 11:28:18 AM  
Donny Drumpf uses sign language very effectively when forced...
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2020-04-23 11:44:07 AM  

fishmeal: BiblioTech: I couldn't even imagine trying to translate what he says.

Came here to say this.  Seriously, no snark intended, his speaking style is... disjointed.  I keep trying to imagine diagramming one of his sentences.  I would think it's a nightmare for translators


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2020-04-23 11:44:57 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Deaf Americans are urging the White House to use sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings

No they're not.  They're thanking the sweet Lord they can't hear the horse shiat coming out of the President's mouth.


The request fell on deaf ears
 
2020-04-23 11:47:39 AM  
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2020-04-23 11:48:27 AM  

Slypork: Marcus Aurelius: Deaf Americans are urging the White House to use sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings

No they're not.  They're thanking the sweet Lord they can't hear the horse shiat coming out of the President's mouth.

The request fell on deaf ears


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2020-04-23 12:03:33 PM  

exparrot: why not captions instead of an interpreter? I've never understood that.


Try watching Kimmel or Colbert with the captions on. The captions typically follow 30 s behind live, with occasional 90 s pauses. It's very difficult and annoying to follow. And this show is tape delayed by three  hours at least. If broadcasters can't do better than that with cash cows like these, captions just won't work for Presidential briefings, much less with Trump's sentence structure.

Source: diagnosed with profound hearing loss
 
2020-04-23 12:18:53 PM  
If they do hire a sign language interpreter odds are the person will have no experience with sign language.
 
2020-04-23 12:22:28 PM  
And here's a picture of a sign language interpreter translating a sycophant thanking Trump for his leadership:

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2020-04-23 12:22:35 PM  

waffle299: exparrot: why not captions instead of an interpreter? I've never understood that.

Try watching Kimmel or Colbert with the captions on. The captions typically follow 30 s behind live, with occasional 90 s pauses. It's very difficult and annoying to follow. And this show is tape delayed by three  hours at least. If broadcasters can't do better than that with cash cows like these, captions just won't work for Presidential briefings, much less with Trump's sentence structure.

Source: diagnosed with profound hearing loss


When I've used CC, they're riddled with typos as well. Having typos when communicating vital information about public health seems like a terrible idea.
 
2020-04-23 12:59:40 PM  
The Translators - Interpreting Donald Trump: The Daily Show
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Oldie but goodie. (One of these is an ASL interpreter.)
 
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