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International Day of Sign Language

This week’s post is from Alex Jones, an advocate for people who are Deaf or have a hearing impairment.

Learn a bit of ASL slang!

Alex hails from New York University as a professionally trained actor, joining the Australian Theatre of the Deaf in 1997. He has appeared in a number of Australian TV, films, stage productions, and was a regular guest comedian at the Don’t DIS my ABILITY comedy night.

Alex currently works at the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

David McQuiggin provided the Auslan-English interpretation of Alex’ video.

David is a practising Auslan/English Certified Interpreter in NSW with 15 years’ experience in the field. He currently leads the NSW/ACT branch of the Australian Sign Language Interpreters’ Association (ASLIA) as President, and is Vice Chairperson for ASLIA National.

He holds certification in Training and Assessment and is currently supporting and lecturing on the Diploma of Interpreting. David has a passion for supporting interpreting practitioners and the industry to ensure the Deaf community has access.

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