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    Accessibility is one of the goals that Apple strives to constantly improve in its products and services. And now also in their physical stores. According to a statement released by the company, from now on, users will be able to request the sign language interpreter service in the Apple Store, in advance. Apple Store Apple now offers pre-programmed support for sign language interpreters at hundreds of its retail stores in nearly a dozen countries. The service is provided to clients by appointment at no cost. Apple Stores offer a new service to their users To request this service, lCustomers can visit their local Apple Store website and request a sign language interpreter on your next visit to the store. The request link will send an email to the store and Apple will follow up to complete the request. Sign language interpreter services are currently available by appointment at Apple Stores...
    TAMPA, Florida -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were not the only winners of Sunday night's Super Bowl LV.If you missed the game, spoiler alert, Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl championship, leading Tampa Bay in victory over Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, 31-9.SEE ALSO: Tom Brady wins 7th Super Bowl, 1st with Tampa Bay as Buccaneers beat Kansas City Chiefs 31-9Before the game kicked off, all eyes were on national anthem performers Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan, who did a soulful rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner." But it was American Sign Language interpreter Warren "WAWA" Snipe who stole the show.A video of his performance, which has gone viral since being posted, was shared by the National Association of the Deaf.Snipe gave the performance his all and it shows. Some people who have viewed the video posted by NAD said they have gotten chills, others were in awe,...
    The White House sign-language interpreter who was outed as a supporter of former President Donald Trump said Sunday that she hasn’t been offered a return engagement since — and blasted critics who attacked her credibility and professionalism. Heather Mewshaw, who began working as an independent contractor for the White House last year, said she hasn’t been contacted by the Biden administration in the wake of a Time magazine report that revealed she translated speeches for conservative social media groups. "The goal of my activity — at the White House or with Hands of Liberty — is that it’s all about access," Mewshaw told The Post. "The thing is, I was canceled and humiliated publicly and it was unjust and unfair." TOP US UNION BOSS RICHARD TRUMKA DISAPPOINTED IN BIDEN'S KEYSTONE XL CANCELATION IN NEW INTERVIEW Mewshaw, a 41-year-old married mother of four from Glen Burnie, Md., also said she’s been "harassed" and "intimidated" online...
    WASHINGTON -- The background of the first American Sign Language interpreter to appear as part of a White House press briefing during the Biden administration is raising questions about the administration's vetting process, after she was revealed to be a frequent interpreter of far-right videos, including some containing misinformation and conspiracy theories.Members of the deaf community identified Heather Mewshaw on social media posts Monday, highlighting her previous work interpreting Trump administration events and other right-wing videos. Mewshaw appears as an ASL interpreter in videos on the official Trump White House archive on YouTube.She is also an organizer of Hands of Liberty, a group that provides ASL interpretation for right-wing videos. Hands of Liberty, previously called Right Side ASL, has been removed from Facebook for "violating community standards," according to a post by the group on the social platform MeWe. Mewshaw appears in a Nov. 17 post titled "Admin Update" explaining...
    More On: american sign language Teach yourself American Sign Language with this master class Biden’s sign language name irks deaf community over gang likeness Cuomo’s sign language interpreter makes coronavirus briefing debut Judge orders Cuomo to use sign language interpreter at daily briefings The Joe Biden White House hired a new sign language interpreter for its briefings who is reportedly behind a pro-Donald Trump Facebook page that shared videos claiming fraud in the presidential election. The Monday news conference by press secretary Jen Psaki featuring American Sign Language interpreter Heather Mewshaw came just days after she wore a red “Make America Great Again” hat in a video posted to Facebook on Inauguration Day, Time magazine reported Wednesday. That video — which featured Mewshaw signing as Trump danced to the song “YMCA” — was titled “Thank You President Trump From the Right Side ASL Team!” Time said. “Right Side ASL”...
    An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will attend every daily White House press briefing, Biden administration press secretary Jen Psaki announced on Monday. The decision, which has already been celebrated by advocates, will make the briefings more accessible to those who are deaf or hard of hearing.    Psaki announced the effort at the beginning of Monday's briefing, saying it's part of the Biden administration's accessibility and inclusion efforts. On both Monday and Tuesday, an interpreter appeared on-screen alongside those speaking at the televised briefing.  "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," Psaki said on Monday.  The National Association of the Deaf called the move a "historic win."  "There is more work to be done, but this is a great day for inclusion and access for the deaf and...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki. REUTERS/Tom Brenner The White House will include an ASL interpreter at all press briefings moving forward. Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the move was an effort to be more inclusive and accessible. Last August, the National Association of the Deaf sued the Trump Administration for failing to provide an ASL interpreter. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Monday that the Biden Administration's daily press briefings will include an American Sign Language interpreter as part of the team's accessibility and inclusion efforts. "The president is committed to building an America that is more inclusive, more just, and more accessible for every American," Psaki said at Monday's briefing. Howard A. Rosenblum, CEO of the National Association of the Deaf, told Insider that his organization was gratified to witness history in the making. "Deaf and hard of...
    (CNN)The Biden administration will have an American Sign Language interpreter at every White House briefing, press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday."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 at Monday's briefing. "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."The first interpreter was identified only as Heather and appeared virtually at the bottom of the screen while Psaki gave her remarks.The administration was praised for having the Pledge of Allegiance signed simultaneously with its recitation at the inauguration last Wednesday. Read MoreThe move set a different tone from the previous administration, which was sued in August by the National Association of the Deaf and five deaf Americans for not providing ASL...
    The White House announced on Monday that as of today they would be adding an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter to future daily press briefings. The announcement from White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki signifies the first time that an ASL interpreter will be present at the White House’s daily press briefings on a regular basis, according to The Hill. NEW: Press sec. Psaki announces there will be an ASL interpreter at daily White House press briefings. https://t.co/lUV4RYPGMO “The president is committed to building an America that is more inclusive, more just and more accessible for every American.” pic.twitter.com/rEb7OsC1e0 — ABC News (@ABC) January 25, 2021 “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 stated. (RELATED: Psaki Says Treasury Department Is Proceeding To Place Harriet Tubman On...
    White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiFive examples of media's sycophancy for Biden on inauguration week Disjointed vaccine distribution poses early test for Biden Calls grow for 9/11-style panel to probe Capitol attack MORE announced Monday that an American Sign Language interpreter will be a regular fixture at daily press briefings during the Biden administration. “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.” “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. This is the first time a sign language interpreter will participate in White House’s press briefings on a daily basis. NEW: Press sec. Psaki announces there will be an ASL interpreter at daily White House press briefings. https://t.co/lUV4RYPGMO"The...
    WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration is adding a sign language interpreter to its daily press briefings.White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced the move during Monday's briefing, and an interpreter could be seen on the White House's YouTube stream of the event.Psaki said President Joe Biden "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."It marks a shift from the Trump administration, which had only sporadic press briefings and didn't include an interpreter until late in President Donald Trump's term.Last August, the National Association of the Deaf joined five deaf individuals in suing Trump and press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, charging the failure to provide an interpreter undermined the ability of deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans to access key information about the coronavirus pandemic.The next month, a federal judge ordered the White House to include American...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is adding a sign language interpreter to its daily press briefings. White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced the move during Monday’s briefing, and an interpreter could be seen on the White House’s YouTube stream of the event. Psaki said President Joe Biden “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.” It marks a shift from the Trump administration, which had only sporadic press briefings and didn’t include an interpreter until late in President Donald Trump’s term. Last August, the National Association of the Deaf joined five deaf individuals in suing Trump and press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, charging the failure to provide an interpreter undermined the ability of deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans to access key information about the coronavirus pandemic. The next month, a federal judge...
    Andrew Cuomo lashed out at reporters during his Wednesday press briefing, scolding one journalist for what he called an ‘obnoxious’ and ‘offensive’ tone before telling another he ‘didn’t care’ what they thought. Social media reacted quickly to make light of the terse exchange, comparing the New York Governor’s irate demeanour to that of actor Al Pacino. Cuomo's sign language interpreter, Arkady Belozovsky, meanwhile, was widely applauded for his stellar performance in perfectly conveying Cuomo's 'livid Sicilian sass' with animated hand and facial gestures throughout the ordeal.  ‘It’s kind of crazy how much Cuomo morphs into Al Pacino during this exchange,’ wrote journalist Stephen L. Miller, likening the scene to that of Pacino’s famed ‘You’re out of order’ speech from the 1979 movie, And Justice for All. ‘Ya’ll, watch the sign language interpreter while Cuomo goes off,’ Michelle Lehman added of Belozovsky. ‘That man looks like he’ll need a drink after this...
    After a contentious first debate, President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are once again set to take the stage on Thursday, but this time, the deaf community is hoping there will be one more person on that stage – an interpreter. Erin Rosenfeld was one of the millions of Americans who tuned in to watch the first debate last month but quickly turned it off after struggling to keep up with the closed captions as Trump and Biden spent the next hour interrupting and talking over one another. “I just could not understand what was being said -- there were no ASL [American Sign Language] interpreters on the screen,” Rosenfeld said, adding that the “closed captioning is really delayed and often full of mistakes.” “I just left the room because I was not gaining anything from the debate,” she said.   More than ten million...
    The White House must have a sign language interpreter at White House coronavirus briefings starting Thursday, a federal judge ordered on Wednesday. “Defendants shall include a qualified ASL interpreter in the… feed for all White House coronavirus briefings,” DC District Court Judge James Boasberg ordered, according to CNN. An interpreter can be either physically near the individual speaking or within the  frame of a video if the interpreter is located elsewhere, per the report. If the White House chooses to use a remote interpreter, they must make the footage available in a way that “allows the networks to include the qualified ASL interpreter in their live broadcasts,” Boasberg ordered. The court ruled Sept. 9 that “closed captioning and transcripts may constitute a reasonable accommodation under some circumstances, but not here.” WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 23: President Donald Trump looks on as FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn addresses the media during a...
    (CNN)A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the White House to include a sign-language interpreter in its video feed of coronavirus briefings beginning October 1. The order means live video feeds available to TV networks will also now include American Sign Language interpretation.DC District Court Judge James Boasberg wrote in the order that the White House shall include an interpreter in the video either by putting an interpreter physically near whomever is speaking or by using a picture-in-picture format.This is a breaking story and will be updated.
    The White House is being sued for not having a sign language interpreter at the coronavirus briefings. The National Association of the Deaf filed a lawsuit on Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against President Trump and his office alleging that not having an American Sign Language interpreter visible on-screen during White House coronavirus task force briefings is tantamount to discriminating against people with disabilities by potentially blocking them from access to health information. By not having an interpreter at the briefings, the suit claims that the administration was discriminating "against individuals with disabilities" by blocking “access to critical, potentially life-saving information conveyed by our nation’s political and public health leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic." The lawsuit also claims that the governors of all 50 states have used sign language interpreters during their press conferences while the White House has not used one. The lawsuit...
    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 Washington, D.C., District Court and accuses the Trump administration of a First Amendment violation. Plaintiffs argue that the captions offered by captions carried on video of the events lack details that would be conveyed by a sign language interpreter. "Tone is also often lost in written captions. By contrast, an interpreter is able to convey tone and context of a message through facial expressions, sign choice, and demeanor," the lawsuit reads, according to CNN. "Further, the provision of live closed captioning frequently contains errors and omissions that make it difficult or impossible for [deaf and hard of hearing] individuals to understand the information being provided in the briefings, particularly if they are not fluent in...
    Two disability rights groups are suing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for not including sign language interpreters at all of his coronavirus briefings. Disability Rights Florida and the National Association of the Deaf filed their complaint Monday on behalf of four deaf and hard-of-hearing residents of the state, according to the Miami Herald. Their request is for the judge to compel the governor to provide an interpreter at his briefings immediately. The governor's office said that it would not comment on pending litigation. “Health threats such as coronavirus impact everyone including deaf and hard-of-hearing people, and it is imperative that all governmental announcements be accessible to all of us including in ASL,” said Howard Rosenblum, the chief executive officer of the NAD. “Given the extraordinary surge of coronavirus cases in Florida, full and equal access to information is critical.” DRF claims the group has contacted the governor multiple times...
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