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21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act passes the Senate (S. 3304)

August 6, 2010
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21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act passes the Senate (S. 3304)

The following message is from Jenifer Simpson at the American Association of People with Disabilities on the Senate’s passage of the “21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act” (S.3304) by unanimous consent. While this is not H.R. 3101 which many believe offers even greater forward movement in the arena of new media and accessible...
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Countdown: 100 Days to the ADA (courtesy of www.Disability.gov)

April 26, 2010
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Countdown:  100 Days to the ADA (courtesy of www.Disability.gov)

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” -George Bernard Shaw Many of you may be familiar with the Federal government’s Disability.gov web site. A joint project with 21 federal agency partners, it is an award-winning Web site that contains disability-related resources on programs,...
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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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Kindle 2, Authors Guild and Reading Rights

April 9, 2009
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Just a quick update. Some of you may be aware that there is a protest that took place on Tuesday, April 7 outside the offices of the Authors Guild. The reason for the protest is with regard to Amazon’s e-book reader, the Kindle. The latest version of the Kindle, which was unveiled in February...
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Technology Solutions – Visual Verification (Captcha) and Audio Captcha

January 17, 2008
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 A CAPTCHA is a program that protects websites against bots by generating and grading tests that humans can pass but current computer programs cannot.  CAPTCHA, which is short for “Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart” (www.captcha.net) which requires you to read some distorted text.  We’ve all seen it.  Either...
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Transcripts of Podcasts

October 15, 2007
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Having recently purchased a new home and been involved in the rather time consuming process of moving I have to admit to being somewhat remiss in my duties as a podcaster and blogger.  I only recently saw this link to my blog from Ron Graham’s blog Access Ability regarding transcripts for podcasts. My apologies...
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