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Florida Sign Language Bill

Can you believe this happens? People have posed as sign interpreters during important televised city briefings. It’s hard to believe, but there have been a few occasions that it has happened here in Florida.

During Hurricane Irma, the Manatee county was doing a televised briefing about safety, and the man who was doing the sign language ended up signing gibberish things that included a bear and pizza.

I promise I’m not making it up. After complaints from the city, the Florida House unanimously approved a bill that now requires officials to include qualified sign language interpreters. Lucky for us here in Southwest Florida, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center in Fort Myers help provide us with professional and qualified interpreters that are ready to work.

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