I asked the question nearly a year ago (as you can see from the image at the top).
Have YOU noticed it. I no longer (SMILE) watch as many White House Press Briefings as I used to. They are not as entertaining as they used to be — BUT that is a good thing.
Though I cannot read sign language I am GLAD that it is available. Yes, I do like watching them. Some, as you know, are very expressive.
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Just Google: ‘why no sign language at white house‘
I had kind of noticed this, in passing, in the past, but it never ‘registered’ per se.
But, now with everyone doing Coronavirus COVID-19 briefings IT is so obvious … so glaring … so conspicuous.
Nothing at the White House.
Then they cut to a briefing from a State and voila (though I just learnt that NY doesn’t do it either).
Does NOT make sense.
You would think there would be a law. Maybe not.
BUt, I wanted to bring it to your attention.
YES, it is true that most modern TVs and streaming devices do support on-the-fly subtitling. But, you can’t assume that everybody has that capability or can ‘read’.
I just want CONSISTENCY.
If the States (bar NY) do it, shouldn’t the White House?
That is all. SMILE.