Transcript for Oscar-winning actress helping 40 million deaf people vote
actress on a mission to aid the more than 40 million deaf and hard-of-hearing people here in the United States to vote. Here to tell us more, is Oscar and golden globe winner, Marlee Matlin. Joined by her interpreter. Marlee, thank you so much for being with us. Let's talk -- Yes, on my left. Just in case you didn't notice. I love it. You along with several other deaf performers have joined together and you have created the first-ever resource for an American sign language, and it's specifically designed to help people vote, tell us about it. Well, we decided, because of all the stuff that's going on with the pandemic, I've been watching a lot of television, I saw a lot of wonderful ads, lot of get out the vote ads, celebrities, people coming together, talking about the importance of voting, I thought, it was nice, I realized where's the sign language, where's the captioning? So I called my friends and I said, did the music and the voiceover and we all got together and we said, why not, let's just put it out in sign language, let's reach those 40 million deaf and hard of hearing people. Let's get the message out to them. I want to mention a recent victory you had, the white house was ordered to provide sign language interpreters fo covid-19 briefings, tell us what this win means for your community. I mean, we work with the national association of the deaf, we had to undertake a suit, with all of the other governmental level interpreters, there wasn't anything at the white house. And the captionings, live caption, they're not very accurate. They're always behind and time is essential in terms of getting informed. People who can hear what's being said. With a live interpreter next to the president, or whoever's speaking at the coronavirus hearings, it's helpful to us, and it needed to be done. Congratulations. It should be for every single event out there. Thank you both so much. We certainly appreciate your time today and sharing all of that with us. Thank you. And vote, vote. Final word, vote. Coming up next when we come
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