Elza Volonte
Elza Volonte
Sign language interpreter

Session 2: Feel

11:30 AM - 13:00 PM

Elza Volonte


Elza Volonte is a sign language interpreter. She talks with her hands and does it ever so passionately.

Elza was born between two worlds — one that hears with the ears and the other which hears using hands. She represents a phenomenon called CODA (child of deaf adults) and believes it is her mission to bridge the gap between two seemingly very different communities with different needs and to show how much they really have in common.
She took her first steps as a sign language interpreter within her family. Later, Elza worked at the Latvian Association of the Deaf and now works at Latvian Television, interpreting cartoons for deaf children.