ASL interpreter an overnight sensation on Governor’s Press Conferences

Virginia Moore

And Virginia Moore has a newspaper connection

There’s a newspaper connection with Virginia Moore, the American Sign Language interpreter who’s been next to, but socially distanced, when Gov. Andy Beshear has had his late afternoon press conferences during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Her father, who was deaf, as was her mother, worked in pasteup for the Louisville Courier-Journal. Of course, that’s a no longer used but was a very important process in newspaper production. As Linda Blackford’s column about Virginia points out, her dad’s job at the Courier-Journal is “an obsolete practice.”

Many of you, I know, never got the chance to experience pasting up the newspaper. That’s unfortunate.

Here are two stories about Virginia Moore.

https://www.kentucky.com/opinion/linda-blackford/article241439206.html

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/life/wellness/health/2020/03/24/meet-interpreter-signing-kentuckys-deaf-through-pandemic/2897399001/

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