The starting point for the online discussion will be a reminder of the emotions during the pandemic crisis. During the festival Warsaw Under Building talks are held on an ongoing basis about problems related to posttruth, propaganda, availability of a Polish Sign Language interpreter/translator, ethics of their profession and fictional availability. This time the subject of disinformation in the media during the COVID-19 epidemic will be discussed, and the view on this problem will be turned through the prism and experience of the Deaf, especially after this year’s protests and the election campaign.
Real stories about (in)access to a reliable translation will be presented, such as the scandal at the funeral of Nelson Mandela when the translation of the speech of the former President of the United States, Barack Obama, was entrusted to an incompetent person. The meeting will conclude with a discussion about future prospects, possible solutions and an invitation to discuss. Helena Chmielewska-Szlajfer, Joanna Ciesielska and Bartosz Marganiec will talk about postpone and exclusion of the Deaf.
Host: Daniel Kotowski
Participants: Helena Chmielewska-Szlajfer, Joanna Ciesielska, Bartosz Marganiec
The meeting will be translated into Polish Sign Language (PJM).