Addressing the underrepresentation of people of colour in the sign language interpreting and translation profession, and offering a safe, nurturing and supportive environment for our colleagues of colour.
The question that we at Interpreters of Colour network get asks repeatedly is ‘Why do we need an organisation like IOCN?’ We at IOCN feel that we have a responsibility to answer that question. We can start with the stats.
The RNID state that the total number of people in the UK who use British Sign language (not necessarily as their main language) is estimated to be 151,000 and, of these, 87,000 are Deaf.
What I (Jacqui Beckford) learnt while chatting via Zoom with the charming Anna Mbayo, was that it is priceless to be understood by another person’s
On leaving secondary school, Hyacinth went to Drama school. On completing her diploma at the Birmingham School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art, she went