Practicing medicine as a Deaf physician is an uphill battle. COVID makes it worse.

March 11, 2020, my nightmare began.

“准备好开关吗?“问我美国手语interpreter during an all-day virtual conference. Switching from speaker view to gallery view, I search for a different speaker’s interpreter among numerous attendees, pin her video, and switch back to speaker view. This interpreter updates me on what I missed during the transition.

I do this every half hour throughout the conference, peering through my reading glasses while …

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