Hi everyone,

If any of you remember in 2011, New York State’s Governor’s State of State Address provided an interpreter online for the speech. In 2012 and 2013, there was no interpreter provided. Those two years, I have been reminding them to provide an interpreter. I am not sure why no interpreter was provided. This year, I took additional steps to push for an interpreter again. Finally, the state was willing to provide an internet stream linking to the interpreter for the 2014’s New York State’s Governor’s State of State Address on January 8 at 1:30 pm.

In the past, I received some emails from deaf people across New York State that thanked me for having an interpreter to reduce the stress on their mind when listening to the State’s Governor. I hope that people will be able to write a thank you letter to the Governor for providing an ASL interpreter during his State of State Speech.

For those who are interested in watching, the office promised that two links for the caption and the interpreter will be posted on the governor’s website tomorrow. The two links should be found somewhere included in the press advisory and press release. I tried to have them on the same link, however, I am not sure why they refuse to put them
in the same link. These links should be displaying sometime tonight and early tomorrow.

I will try to email the link tomorrow as soon as I find it. Please keep an eye out for the email or check out the Governor’s website at the below link:


Thank you,

Dean DeRusso
Deaf Systems Advocate
Regional Center for Independent Living (RCIL)

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