Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Watch the Web's Newest Star: Hurricane Sandy Sign Interpreter

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 4:04 PM

She's a Hurricane Sandy sensation, and she hasn't said a word.

Sign language interpreter Lydia Callis is giving New York City's beleaguered residents a reason to smile with her emotive, animated translations of the latest news on the superstorm from Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Her whirling, lightning-fast hands have been described as "mesmerizing" and "hypnotic" by a growing fan base on Twitter.

According to NPR, Callis graduated in 2010 from the sign language interpretation program at The Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf, one of the best in the country.

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