by Joel Snyder
ACB's Audio Description Project welcomes an announcement from The White House regarding the availability of an audio-described tour for people who wish to visit The White House on one of its self-guided public tours.
The announcement from The White House provides additional detail:
"The audio tour features welcoming remarks from Mrs. Obama followed by a room-by-room audio description of the highlights and features of the White House. The audio tours are only available on MP3 players that will be provided by the White House to those requesting the audio tour. The players must be requested at the time the request for a tour is made through a member of Congress, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The [public tours] are available from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Fridays, and 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturdays (excluding federal holidays or unless otherwise noted). Requests can be submitted up to six months in advance and no less than 21 days in advance. For more information on tours, please go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/tours-and-events."