Thursday, July 15, 2010

Internet Access Bill Moves Forward

Congress is a step closer to passing a new law requiring captioning on Internet video and smart phones to work with hearing aids. The Senate Commerce Committee has put its stamp of approval on the bill 3304, the Equal Access to the 21st Century Communications Act. While the committee may still make changes, the sponsors of the measure are prepping for a full Senate vote. Opposing the bill is the Consumer Electronics Association which says it would put an undue burden on media makers.