Posts Tagged ‘ accessibility ’

Requiring Closed Captioning on the Internet!

January 30, 2012
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Requiring Closed Captioning on the Internet!

Last week, the Federal Communicatons Commission released a Report and Order adopting rules to implement certain closed captioning provisions of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA). The details and why this is a big deal? They’re requiring that all video programming that is shown on television with closed captions be...
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Top 10 Disability Events of 2010

January 3, 2011
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Top 10 Disability Events of 2010

It’s that time of year again.  As we move forward into 2011 and say goodbye to 2010, lets take a few moments to review the array of disability events, policies and changes that took place.  Below is my Top 10 Disbility Events of 2010. Number 10. The loss of long-time disability scholars and advocates...
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Federal Communications Commission Celebrates the ADA and Creates Opportunities for Input

July 20, 2010
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Federal Communications Commission Celebrates the ADA and Creates Opportunities for Input

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) celebrated the ADA with a full house event of presenters, performers and a Technology Conference at the U.S. Department of Commerce. There was a video and a number of announcements and presentations made. I wanted to mention a few of the items that came up, including a story...
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The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act

June 26, 2009
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The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act

On June 26th, Representative Edward Markey of Massachusetts re-introduced the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (H.R. 3101). This is a pretty comprehensive bill that was developed to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to emerging Internet Protocol-based communication and video programming technologies in the 21st century. There has been significant legislation...
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Day In Washington is on BlogTalkRadio and 24-Hour Reschedule

March 18, 2009
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My apologies as this week has been amazingly busy with work. Our expert committees are in town and I will be meeting with them on Friday so the week has been filled with preparations.  I hope to get the full podcast up tonight or tomorrow at the latest. It has an international flavor and...
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Day in Washington is on NPR!

March 11, 2009
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My apologies for not posting yesterday.  I have no excuse other than excitement over the opportunity to speak on the Brian Lehrer Show which is on wNYC, a New York NPR affiliate. The discussion was  on the Obama Disability Agenda.  I have to thank, Brian Lehrer, Jody Avirgan and Megan who made it a simple and...
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