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Allegheny County officials to include sign language more often in emergencies

According to a recent article posted by the Pittsburg Tribune-Review, officials in Allegheny County, Pa., relied on sign language interpreter Danielle Filip to help deliver warnings to the deaf and hearing impaired members of the community prior to the sub-zero temperatures the region experienced for two days earlier this month. The article features insights by Filip as well as Joanne Sharer, who served as the county‚Äôs first sign language interpreter. Filip appeared as an animated front for Allegheny County’s weather warnings this week, standing with county officials at a Monday news conference before sub-zero temperatures dropped the region into a two-day arctic freeze.

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