Let's Talk Episode 13
From Delia Georgescu
Alison Hendry is the British Sign Language Development Officer with the University of Edinburgh Student Disability Service. She is joined for this podcast by her BSL interpreter Anna Spence.
Alison tells us about the challenges for communication and technology that lockdown presents for her, and her appreciation of the BSL Scotland Act, which led to the creation of her post at the University, and which ensures that all Scottish Government Covid19 updates have an interpreter present so that people are not missing crucial information. Alison also talks about the anxiety of moving her BSL teaching on line, how imposter syndrome can kick in, and how regular connections with family and friends helps to keep her spirits up. During Deaf Awareness Week Alison made a series of videos, including one where her Mum gives her perspective on having a deaf child. It’s very informative - have a look here: https://twitter.com/alisonhendry16/status/1259483570986418178?s=21