Tuesday, July 27, 2010

PSA: Internet and Closed Captioning Petittion

Hearing impairmentImage via Wikipedia

The Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet held a hearing
entitled H.R. 3101, the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video
Accessibility Act of 2009 on Thursday, June 10, 2010. The legislation would
update the communications laws to help ensure that individuals with vision,
hearing, and other disabilities are able to utilize fully broadband services and
equipment and better access video programming devices. While many people assume
that closed captioning is primarily for deaf people, this is simply not true.
Closed captioning is a huge aide in helping those affected by auditory
processing deficits (this is very common with autistic and dyslexic
populations). Closed captioning is a huge boon to aid with reading fluency and
vocabulary. http://tinyurl.com/386vqh9

Please do add your name to the group that supports this bill. The link is at
the end of the article.
-- From the APD maiing list


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