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New ‘Fake’ Interpreter storm: What we said to Live Lens and what you said on social media

May 8, 2014


A storm erupted on social media yesterday after smartphone app manufacturer Live Lens released a controversial advert featuring ‘Fake’ interpreter Thamsanqa […]

“I speak sign language. Not.” The fake interpreter is BACK, and sign language is mocked again in an online advert

May 7, 2014


The mind boggles. We’re not sure what Thamsanqa Jantjie was thinking when he recorded this advert for a live video-sharing […]

Deaf News: ‘Real interpreter’ website launched to show how Mandela memorial service should have looked

December 19, 2013


To check out the Real Interpreter website, click here. What does Real Interpreter aim to do? Real Interpreter is a […]

Donna Williams: Paul Whitehouse rubbed the ‘fake’ interpreter controversy in deaf people’s faces

December 14, 2013


Maybe it’s just me. But I’m not seeing the funny. At the British Comedy Awards on Thursday night, Paul Whitehouse picked […]

Charlie Swinbourne: How our news article triggered worldwide coverage of the ‘fake’ sign language interpreter story

December 13, 2013


I don’t think I ever thought that one day, through this site, I’d get to break a news story that – […]

Deaf News: ‘Fake’ interpreter faced murder charge in 2003

December 13, 2013


This story gets more and more bizarre by the hour. A South African website has revealed that Thamasanqa Jantjie was allegedly charged […]

Professor Graham Turner: 10 lessons from the tale of the ‘fake’ interpreter

December 13, 2013


We may have thought sign language interpreting reached peak prominence when the Queen was shadowed by an interpreter at the […]

Deaf News: London’s DCAL centre casts doubt on ‘fake’ signer’s claims of schizophrenic signing

December 13, 2013


The Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre, which is based in London, has cast doubt on the Mandela memorial signer’s […]

Exclusive: ‘Fake’ sign language interpreter mars Nelson Mandela service for Deaf people worldwide

December 10, 2013


For many UK-based Deaf viewers of the Nelson Mandela service today, something didn’t seem quite right about the sign language […]

Charlie Swinbourne: The day I saw Nelson Mandela making a speech in Trafalgar Square

December 6, 2013

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When I heard the sad news this morning that Nelson Mandela had passed away, my mind went back to a […]