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Discover the world of sign language interpretation

Posted on September 21, 2020

Having access to relevant information is always important. This is doubly true during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this post, Frank Folino and Mélanie Guay tell us about the key role that sign language interpreters play in helping Deaf or hard of hearing people to access the information they need.

Back to the pen: Writing letters by hand

Posted on September 14, 2020

How long has it been since you picked up a pen and crafted a handwritten letter to someone you love? Guest blogger Lina Peralta will remind you of all the advantages of waiting for the mail in her blog post about writing letters by hand.

Changing times, changing vocabulary

Posted on September 8, 2020

Have you started using the term “social distancing”? What about “PPE” or “contact tracing”? Assistant Deputy Minister Charles Slowey shows us how experiences or events, such as the Coronavirus pandemic, change the way we communicate.

Behind the scenes at Parliamentary Debates

Posted on August 31, 2020

Ever wonder how the debates of the House of Commons and Senate get translated? Let guest blogger Katey Thompson take you inside the world of a Parliamentary Debates translator!

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