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The Biden administration updates WhiteHouse.gov with several new accessibility features, including dark mode, a large text mode, and more (Mitchell Clark/The Verge) –

Mitchell Clark / The Verge:The Biden administration updates WhiteHouse.gov with several new accessibility features, including dark mode, a large text mode, and more  —  From dark times to dark mode  —  The official website of the White House, WhiteHouse.gov, has been completely replaced with a new version … Read More

The US will rejoin the Paris climate agreement, but that was the easy part – Justine Calma

Joe Biden speaks about climate change and the wildfires on the West Coast at the Delaware Museum of Natural History on September 14th, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware.  | Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images President Joe Biden recommitted the US to the Paris climate accord during his first day in office, fulfilling one of […]

Tech rallies behind Biden’s immigration plans – Makena Kelly

Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images Hours after taking his oath of office on Wednesday, President Joe Biden signed several executive orders overturning actions taken by the Trump administration regarding immigration, and tech is rallying behind the move. Biden signed two executive orders Wednesday that extend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for […]

The Muppet Great Gatsby exists — in script form – Ian Carlos Campbell

Image: Disney Our desperate plea for a Muppets adaptation of The Great Gatsby has been answered: documentary filmmaker Ben Crew has taken the public domain novel and turned it into a downloadable 104-page fan-made script that marries Muppet antics with existential angst. My request for an adaptation may have been ridiculous, but this script seriously […]

Amazon says it wants to help the Biden administration’s vaccination efforts, says non-WFH Amazon staff should be vaccinated “at the earliest appropriate time” (Taylor Soper/GeekWire) –

Taylor Soper / GeekWire:Amazon says it wants to help the Biden administration’s vaccination efforts, says non-WFH Amazon staff should be vaccinated “at the earliest appropriate time”  —  Read more.  —  Amazon says it is ready to turn its facilities into COVID-19 vaccination sites and is offering other resources to the U.S. government. Read More

Inauguration Day was more accessible than ever, but there’s still a ways to go – Kait Sanchez

Captain Andrea Hall speaking and signing the Pledge of Allegiance during the presidential inauguration. | Photo by Erin Schaff / Pool / AFP via Getty Images Firefighter Andrea Hall put accessible communication front and center at the presidential inauguration today when she led the Pledge of Allegiance in both spoken English and Signed English. The […]

USAGM CEO Michael Pack, who oversaw the Open Technology Fund, has resigned at the request of the Biden administration (Dan De Luce/NBC News) –

Dan De Luce / NBC News:USAGM CEO Michael Pack, who oversaw the Open Technology Fund, has resigned at the request of the Biden administration  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump appointee overseeing the Voice of America and other U.S.-funded broadcasters resigned on Wednesday at the request of the Biden administration … Read More

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