White House, Google launch new virtual tour with Spanish translation

Can’t come to Washington? Couldn’t get a ticket to tour the White House? Don’t worry.
The White House, Google Maps and Google Arts & Culture launched a new virtual tour of the famous mansion on Friday, which is also National Civics Day.
With a computer or smartphone, users will be able to see all of the rooms that they would have seen had they been able to go on a public tour of the building.
The updated virtual tour is part of a mission by first lady Jill Biden to make the White House accessible to as many people as possible. Biden, a longtime community college professor, hopes teachers will use it to educate students about the White House and its history, said Elizabeth Alexander, her spokesperson.
Not everyone can make the trip to Washington, D.C., to tour the White House, so she’s bringing the White House to them, Alexander said.
The tour is the first Google virtual tour of the White House to include audio captions for people with disabilities. The captions are narrated by …

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