On Monday, Press secretary Jen Psaki said that The Biden administration will have an American Sign Language interpreter at every White House briefing.
”As a part of this administration’s accessibility and inclusion efforts, starting today we will have an ASL, an American Sign Language interpreter for our daily press briefings,” Psaki said.
“The President is committed to building an America that is more inclusive, more just, and more accessible for every American, including Americans with disabilities and their families,” she added.
The first ALS interpreter was identified only as Heather and appeared virtually at the bottom of the screen while Psaki gave her remarks during the press briefings.
The Biden administration received praises for having the Pledge of Allegiance signed simultaneously with its recitation at the inauguration last week.
This move set a different tone from the previous administration, which was sued last year by the National Association of the Deaf and five deaf Americans for not providing ASL interpreters at Covid-19 briefings.