President Obama Signs 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act

Obama signs technology access bill for disabled

Improvements will be for devices ranging from smart phones to TVs

WASHINGTON — Blind and deaf people will be able to more easily use smart phones, the Internet and other technologies that are staples of life and work under a bill signed into law on Friday.

Such a step has been a priority of advocates for the millions of people who cannot see or hear.

In the East Room of the White House, where he was flanked on stage by lawmakers and Stevie Wonder, President Barack Obama portrayed the occasion as another step in guaranteeing equal access, opportunity and respect for all Americans.

He recalled celebrating this year’s 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, banning workplace discrimination against qualified people with disabilities and requiring improved access to public places and transportation.  Source

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7 Responses to President Obama Signs 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act

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  3. Our President shows so much compassion. It brings tears to my eyes because I think about my own brother and how this would have helped him.

    God Bless our President!

  4. Big Up, Mr President!

    I’ve updated another accomplishment of the President to the list! My brother could have benefitted from this. May he rest in peace!

    • Ametia says:

      President Obama’s TCB, while the Rethugs continue with their dog & pony shows and obstruction.

    • Ametia says:

      This is a BIG FUCKING DEAL! The deaf can read closed caption on the nets now too. This bill will asssit any and all who need asssitance with communicating more effectively & efficiently.

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