A Manhattan federal judge has ordered New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to “immediately” provide in-frame American Sign Language interpretation during his daily coronavirus press briefings, saying the lack of an on-screen translator left some New Yorkers deprived of valuable information about the ongoing health crisis.

While the Cuomo’s office does provide ASL interpretation through a link on the governor’s website, four deaf residents complained that they were unable to view the feed because they lacked internet access. Some television channels that broadcast the governor’s daily addresses include closed captioning captioning, but the plaintiffs said they could not read English well enough to understand the information, according to court papers.

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