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Photo: Liona Paulus; Copyright: Katharina Dubno

Liona Paulus is a lecturer at the DGS and a sign language interpreter. She is currently employed as a research assistant and a PhD candidate at the University of Göttingen.

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Photo: Sign language interpreter on stage during the Digital Imagination Challenge; Copyright: Andi Weiland |

There is a lack of sign language interpreters in Germany. Liona Paulus would therefore not only like there to be more universities with a corresponding course of study, but would also like the DGS to become a language of instruction for the deaf and a possible elective subject for regular schools.

Photo: Anne Hofmann; Copyright: private

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