21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act
Friday marked a key historic day for anyone who loves and uses closed captioning in America, or indeed for anyone wishing better access to technology. It was the day President Obama signed the 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act. This is a fantastic achievement and will help to ensure that those with disabilities are not left behind in gaining access to the ever evolving and changing world of new technology. This includes web TV, smart phones, digital TV, DVD etc. Watch the speech:
The fight for progress isn’t about sympathy by the way, it’s about opportunity.
- President Barack Obama
Unfortunately some countries have a way to go with progress. If you live or know someone who lives in New Zealand, point them to this blog fighting for better access.