Topic: Deaf

University program teaches ASL, Deaf culture, history

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University program teaches ASL, Deaf culture, history

January 24, 2019 0 comments

As students in the University’s American Sign Language program enter their classroom, they immediately fall silent. The mode of communication shifts from vocal chords and shaped lips to hand gestures and emotive expressions.

Lifespan allegedly failed to provide on-site sign language interpreters at the Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The two plaintiffs were unable to communicate clearly about the treatment of their children, including blood transfusions, surgery and psychiatric treatment.

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Lifespan sued for lack of interpreters

September 28, 2017 0 comments

Two individuals filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Lifespan that alleges a lack of interpreters within Lifespan’s subsidiary hospitals.