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Republicans mock VP Harris for offering visual description at meeting with disability advocates

Vice President Kamala Harris was mocked on Tuesday by Republicans seizing on her introduction at a roundtable for disability advocates to mark the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Harris told the group gathered at the White House that her pronouns are she and her, and she described what she was wearing. The clip went viral in conservative circles, with the Republican Party and GOP members of Congress joining in to ridicule Harris.

The vice president’s visual description was for the benefit of those who are blind or visually impaired – an effort celebrated by some advocates for people with disabilities.

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But advocates for blind people say that while the intent of such visual descriptions is to be more inclusive, the debate about using them can be complex.

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