The White House’s first American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter provides access to information shared from the government to the deaf and hard of hearing community. In televised White House press conferences, TV viewers can see the ASL interpreter, who is deaf, on the right-hand side of their screens. Listen to hear how interpreting White House press conferences into ASL is a team effort, and learn why many in the deaf community prefer an ASL interpreter rather than captions of spoken words.
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