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White House Hires Full-Time ASL Interpreters

Elsie Stecker, who is completely deaf, is the first-ever official White House ASL interpreter. The position was created after advocates sued to get live ASL interpretation during COVID-19 briefings. The Biden administration went further and hired Stecker as well as a non-deaf ASL interpreter, Lindsey Snyder, as staff members.

For more information, see "White House hires full-time ASL interpreters for first time: 'I'm here for the Deaf community'".