Interest in sign language piques in Canada. Read more here!

Often, actually very often you see someone on the street with a disability, but this time it was different. A man walked over to me last week and handed over a card on the train. It said, “Hello, I am a Deaf and a Hard of Hearing person selling these cards to support my family. Pay any price you wish. Thank you for your kindness,” As he walked over to everyone handing out the card,…

Language Rights Matter!

  Hello readers, hope you are all doing well. A couple of days ago we published our 2017 (un)Conference Report summarizing conversations from the July event at the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto. We discussed the challenges in the language industry, the gaps in the current language service system, funding, viable business models and the role of tech/ digital tools in serving vulnerable sector better. We were also very much interested in how to…

(Un) Conference with Us on July 20th

What’s a (Un)Conference, anyway?  An unconference is the opposite of a lecture or a traditional conference. It’s not structured as one person at the front of the room giving a talk to all attendees in the room. An unconference has no fixed speakers, no fixed agenda, and no promotional or selling activities. Our MCIS unconference aims to mix language professionals with individuals from the social and private sectors who have relevant experience or interest in…