Accurate and timely information is critical to everyone. With the current overlap of a Global Pandemic, widespread activism and social unrest, and a rapidly changing understanding of the variables involved, the American people are dealing with new and different challenges every day. Inclusive access to information is necessary for personal safety and security, understanding and human connection, and engagement with civic life.
As the impact of COVID-19 caused a societal disruption, D-PAN recognized the crucial need for news and information to be immediately available in our nation’s deaf individuals’ first language, American Sign Language. Since March 22nd, 2020, D-PAN met that need by providing access to White House Briefings, news, and cultural events. Each accessible live stream or video averages between 25,000 – 100,000 views.