Lynette Taylor on her experience as an interpreter at the Section 504 protests
In this oral history interview, child of deaf adult(s) (CODA) Lynette Taylor discusses her spur of the moment involvement in the Section 504 Occupation as an interpreter for the Deaf Community. Newly arrived to the city, she heard about UN Plaza protests in need of an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter and, having been raised by a deaf mother, offered to help. She entered the building and stayed for the duration of the 26 day protests. Like other protesters interviewed from the Deaf Community, she notes a tension in the language barrier between deaf protesters and other organizers. She discusses aspects of daily life during the occupation, including fun, food, and romantic relationships. She also speaks on her experience as one of the interpreters who traveled to Washington D.C. at the end of the protest.
- 1970s; San Francisco Bay Area
- Spring 2014
- Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability