White House Sued Over Lack of Sign Language Interpreters at Coronavirus Briefings

August 3, 2020

The Hill (August 3)

White House Sued Over Lack of Sign Language Interpreters at Coronavirus Briefings

A major organization representing deaf Americans and a group of deaf individuals are suing the White House over the lack of a sign language interpreter at the administration's COVID-19 briefings. CNN first reported the lawsuit, which was filed in district court in Washington, D.C., and accuses the Trump administration of a First Amendment violation. Plaintiffs argue that the captions carried on video of the events lack details that would be conveyed by a sign language interpreter.


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