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SEE HEAR: Wednesday 28th October 1pm BBC TWO

SH Line Producer | 10:41 UK time, Tuesday, 27 October 2009

On this week's See Hear, we mark Black History Month by meeting a group of black deaf people who want to find out more about their history - and some of them are shocked to learn of the injustice of the slave trade.

 

They visited the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool - where regular BSL interpreted events are offered:

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/whatsonnet/eventseries.aspx?sid=104

 

You can also find out more about Black History Month here:

http://www.black-history-month.co.uk/

 

With the sign language interpreting profession becoming more popular than ever, we delve into the secret life of interpreters and find out about some of the more unusual and awkward situations their line of work has taken them into! You'll never look at your friendly neighbourhood communicator in quite the same way again - perhaps with a touch more sympathy... or even pity?

 

We're also catching up with Melissa in the next instalment of the Baby Diaries, and Memnos shares another of his Stories Behind the Signs.

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    Two British Sign Language/English interpreters made history when they took part in the first UK Youth Parliament debates in the House of Commons - truly history in the making! The signers were provided by language company Prestige Network, happy to play a key role in the democratic process. Not only was it the first time the UKYP had taken up seats in the House normally occupied by MPs, but it was the first time that BSL/English interpreters had been there too!

 

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