How The Deaf Community Challenged The White House—And Won

Like 48 million other deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States, Debra Fleetwood spent the first six months of the pandemic watching White House briefings without an ASL interpreter. A recent ruling will ensure that won’t happen again.

Source: ForbesWomen – Allison Norlian

“…a historic win stemming from a lawsuit filed in August, the Trump administration must now provide an ASL interpreter at all future coronavirus press briefings.”

 The ruling took effect Oct. 1.

The case was filed by the National Association of the Deaf in collaboration with five plaintiffs.

One of the plaintiffs, Debra Fleetwood, 68, of New Jersey, is deaf, and was one of those citizens glued to the television, seeking out information.

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