My TV interpreting assignment
By Donna Rubin, Interpreter
It’s not every day you find out you’re going to be on TV so, last week, I was sitting on a train to Birmingham feeling a bit curious and a bit excited, but mainly feeling nervous. Everyone will get to see it – what if I get in a pickle and mess it up? Typical, I had a big, red, spot on my chin! I needn’t have worried. The interviewer and camera man were great at putting us at ease. I was with Clive Breedon, Participation Officer from UK Deaf Sport. It’s a little disconcerting having a huge camera pointing at you from a couple of feet away but a few questions later and we were done.
Clive and I both know that they usually film 2-3 times what they need, allowing plenty of options when they edit, so we had no idea what the finished piece would look like. It was broadcast on ITV News Central last Friday evening as part of a piece about deaf sport in the Midlands. Thanks to the wonders of the internet I can’t disappear into obscurity as you can see the news report here: www.itv.com/news/central/search/?q=deaf+cultural+centre
If you want to know more about sporting opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing people please contact UK Deaf Sport: www.ukdeafsport.org.uk