One year ago today, a fake interpreter stood onstage during the honorable Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, denying the Deaf community our access to the speeches and stories that were shared.

Today, we are  honoring Mandela by inviting you to watch these speeches translated by real interpreters on We are also sending our deepest appreciation to real interpreters who do their best to translate spoken speech to sign language in the most authentic way possible.

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” -Nelson Mandela