JDAIM Shabbat, February 17, 2018
About Albert Walla
Albert is a Certified Deaf Interpreter and does conference interpreting as well as medical and legal interpreting. He has a BA from Gallaudet University and an MA from New York University. He has won multiple Gold Medals for swimming in the Deaf Olympics, pioneered the development of ASL language mentoring, and has provided workshops for deaf mentors and educational interpreters across the country. To add to his accolades, he is recognized in the Hall of Fame of Gallaudet University and the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Albert is a regular interpreter for deaf-blind people at their places of worship. He attends services with and without ASL interpreters. He is an activist for the rights of deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing people.