She works for a company that connects deaf people with other people over videophones that are connected online to computers or TVs. But from mid-April to mid-September, she travels for paid gigs interpreting all types of music — hip-hop, rock, jazz, country, gospel, rap.
It's hard work. To prepare for concerts and festivals, Maniatty studies the musicians for whom she'll be signing. She learns their lyrics, their dialect, their every move.
Jay-Z, for instance, is open and boisterous on stage, while Eminem slouches and drops one of his shoulders.
"As much as you're able to study those movements and incorporate them into your interpretation," she said, "you really breathe that artist in, and it's more authentic for people."