- Sign Language
- Lydia Callis: Sign Language Requires Emotions (CNN News)
"Her dramatic expressions, gestures and body language are needed to communicate the urgent message, she said. 'Hearing people tend to not understand that deaf people need those facial expressions,' Callis said. The body language replaces the intonation others hear in a voice, she said. 'If I stand up there with a straight face and just interpret it, they're not getting half the message.' "
"Callis said she tries to translate [New York City Mayor Michael] Bloomberg's emotions." 11-12