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21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act signed into law

On Friday, President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010.  This law will require that smart phones, television programs, the Internet and modern communications technologies are accessible to people with vision and hearing loss.

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Update on Access legislation

The ALA Washington Office has posted a candid update on various Access legislation, including two new pieces of information:

  • 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act of 2010 – Requires Internet providers to make the internet accessible to the disabled.  HR 3101 passed in the House; the Senate companion bill S 3304 recently went to the full committee.
  • Federal Research Public Access Act  of 2009 (FRPAA) – To provide free, open access to federally-funded research.  A hearing is being held for HR 5037. 

 For more details, see the District Dispatch posting.


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