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Abledbody.com: The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act

Smartphone with tactile keyboard and the words, "Hulu" on the screen.

After passing in the Senate last week, the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, which will improve access to mobile content for the deaf and blind communities, will soon become law.

This means deaf consumers can now watch closed-captioned shows and movies on the Web on their PC or mobile devices. Before, closed-captions were only available on TVs. Blind consumers will also benefit from limited hours of video-description services on the Web, and the law will require touch-screen smartphones that have Web features to be made accessible to them.

To read the full article, click through to my original link on Abledbody.com.

1 comment… add one
  • Tousi October 5, 2010, 5:01 pm

    While this is good news, work still needs to be done to see to it that web-initiated shows are also CCed. This is how resistant these people are!

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