Sunday, November 4, 2012

Getting to Know.. Lydia Callis

Lydia Callis because an internet sensation when videos and gifs of her began circulating after she served as the interpreter for New York's mayor during his news conferences related to the recovery effort from Hurricane Sandy. Here is a little background on her:

Age: 30

Home: Westchester, New York

Family: Her mother is deaf and so are her three siblings

Job: ASL interpreter

Education: 2010 alumna of NTID's ASL Interpretation Program

Experience: Worked for RIT as an interpreter on campus for a year after she graduated

A video is posted below on DeafNewsToday.com showing her in action.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Brilliant job by Ms Callis. Lucid, super-fast, expressive, and urgent.
A pleasure to watch.