Date: Jun 09, 2015
By: Tsai Ya-hua and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
At each news conference held by the Taipei City Government and during Taipei Mayor Ko
Wen-je’s (柯文哲) City Hall meetings with city councilors, sign-language interpreter Ting Li-fen (丁立芬) brings news about the capital to a wider audience.
Perhaps the most experienced sign-language translator in the nation, Ting, 58, said that she was drawn to sign language during college because she felt excluded when she met two students from a school for hearing-impaired people during a club event.
“I did not know sign language then and just watched them ‘talk’ back and forth,” Ting said.
Ting said that this experience, as well as her family background, led to her vocation. [FULL STORY]