Iranian female hearing interpreter talks about how she learned sign language from her deaf parents and sister.
The famous sign language interpreter, Shiva Sadr-Danesh, works at different IRIB (Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting) channels, providing interpreting services to the deaf and hard-of-hearing people who watch the news and other programs on TV.
She said in a TV interview of her life story to become a hearing interpreter, noting that "I grew up in a deaf family. I mean my mother, father and sister are deaf. I learned sign language at home."
Her explanation regarding how hearing children are able to learn sign language was intriguing as well.
Children coming from a deaf family get to know sign language automatically after speech comes. They do this by instinct. Children growing up in a deaf family always say that sign language is just like their mother tongue," she explicates.
The interpreter added, "I became a professional interpreter after some training and attending related courses."
The interesting interview was conducted in Persian while the interpreter was talking and doing her interpretation job for the deaf and hearing-impaired audience members.