Apr 28, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Biden speech to feature American Sign Language interpretation

President Joe Biden

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For the first time in history, the livestream of President Biden's joint address to Congress will feature American Sign Language interpretation for accessibility.

Why it matters The Biden administration has made accessibility a priority.

Driving the news: This will be Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress.

  • He's expected to present his third $1 trillion+ package to Congress since taking office, Axios' Hans Nichols reports, and will ask for $1.8 trillion in new spending to expand the American education system, provide more help for childcare and create millions more jobs.
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