Historic Win: White House Ordered To Provide Sign Language Interpreters for COVID-19 Briefings

Today, a  federal district court ordered the White House to provide American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, live streamed on its website (whitehouse.gov/live), for all public briefings held by the President, Vice President, and Press Secretary that address the COVID-19 pandemic.  The order requires that an ASL interpreter be provided at any coronavirus briefing held on White House grounds or …

Judge Orders White House to Include Sign Language in Covid Briefings

The Trump administration may have violated federal law by not including American Sign Language interpretation in televised briefings on the coronavirus pandemic, a federal judge in Washington ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg granted temporary relief that will require the White House to include in-frame ASL interpretation, already adopted by the governors of all …

COVID-19 (Cornavirus) ASL Videos and additional resources

Below are some additional ASL resources on Covid-19 (Cornavirus) in addition to those already posted here at DAD which can be found doing a simple search for covid – http://www.delawaredeaf.org/?s=covid.  From Minnesota Dept. of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/materials/asl.html   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8bUdMEsiPQ&t=1s   From PA Dept. of Health: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/ASL.aspx   From Wisconsin Dept. of Health: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/resources-asl.htm   COVID-19 communication …

‘It’s Unfathomable’ Trump’s COVID-19 Briefings Lack Sign Language Interpreters, Marlee Matlin Says

Since President Donald Trump began holding televised novel coronavirus (COVID-19) briefings in March, the White House has received requests from lawmakers, a federal disability agency and the nation’s oldest civil rights organization asking that sign language interpreters be provided on screen. But the government has yet to agree and allow the nation’s approximately 11.5 million people with hearing disabilities …

Cornavirus/Covid-19 ASL Resources

We’ve created several webpages with different information related to Coronavirus, including: resources in ASL, NAD’s resources, other online resources, advocating for access, NAD letters, and how to file a compliant. Explore https://www.nad.org/CORONAVIRUS/ – thanks to NAD for developing these resources.

Under counting and budget impacts (US Census)

Summary below (video is captioned above): Lack of $$$ for Schools Buses/transportation Roads Representation in congress Food Stamps Consumer protection laws – environment, insurance, National Guard Emergency fundings – i.e. hurricanes, etc Vocational Rehab Medicaid/Medicare Broadband expansion funds Rental Assistance programs Police/Fire funding Social workers and emergency services Covid19 has resulted in fewer census employees …

Absentee/Mail-In Voting Information

Short Version – https://youtu.be/gAHPm3wsJZY Long Version – https://youtu.be/biy9eUtXuaI   Election notes: Request absentee ballot SSN, driver’s license #, age and signature (connected to DMV) Eligibility based Election laws exist, if fraud, often cannot vote again and prison time too Signature matches 1 time mailing to your house the ballot (address verified) Barcodes included Rhode Island …