Friday, July 2, 2010

Proposed Law

A bill in Congress designed to update disability law so it covers the latest technologies moved from the House Communications Subcommittee to the full committee. The bill will require services like as closed captioning be provided for new products, including online video. It's sponsored by Massachusetts democrat Edward Markey. The Consumer Electronics Association is asking for changes to make it less broad, saying H.R. 3101, the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, puts too much of a burden on video distributors.