Meet the busy, busy ASL signers who work Philly’s theater circuit

During a time when Philadelphia theater is vibrant and fast-moving — especially as was the case with Hamilton at the Forrest Theatre, with 20,520 words artfully crammed into 2 hours and 23 minutes, breaking down to a dizzying 144 words per minute — the American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters at the local business Hands UP Productions have their hands full.

Tuesday night, three interpreters and an ASL coach rehearsed from the sidelines at the Academy of Music as that evening’s production of Mean Girls played out onstage.

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Pro Football Hall of Fame offers ‘smart glasses’ for deaf community

CANTON, Ohio – The Pro Football Hall of Fame and SignGlasses LLC have teamed up to help the deaf and hard-of-hearing community through special smart glasses offered in the Hall.

The glasses, which include captioning, are in use in the Hall’s main theater attractions, “A Game of Life” holographic theater and the rotating Super Bowl Theater.

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New HAWKEYE Comic Confirms He’s Still Deaf (and Awesome)

The former Avenger may be training his successor in the Hawkeye series from Disney+, but he’s heading out on a mission of his own when Marvel’s Hawkeye: Freefall begins in January 2020.

The new series from writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Otto Schmidt was announced by Marvel today, alongside other high profile releases coming to comic readers in the new year. While the early details are scarce, fans won’t need much more information than ‘a new Hawkeye solo book’ to get excited. Especially given the talent assembled and plot synopsis for the first issue – and Rosenberg’s confirmation that Clint Barton’s deafness and use of hearing aids will be a part of the story, having been overlooked by many teams.

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