Mirjana Juriša

  • 1955 – born hearing in a hearing family
  • first learned about Croatian Sign Language at university, when studying Defectology
  • extended her knowledge of Croatian Sign Language on courses and among the Deaf
  • 1987 – launched first signed show on Croatian TV (HRT)
  • 1992 – launched daily signed news on HRT
  • chief of the team of Croatian Sign Language interpreters on HRT
  • acting as an intermediary between the Deaf community and HRT, advocating for more accessibility – both via sign language and closed captioning

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