This Is A BIG F***ing Deal For The Deaf Community!
One of the biggest bills for the deaf community was signed into law by President Obama today. It’s called the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. What does this law do?
For starters, it makes the Internet accessible to the deaf community by requiring television programming to be captioned on the Internet, a closed-caption button on television remotes, and hearing aid compatibility for smartphones.
This is a big f***ing deal for me, because for a long time before Hulu started captioning some of their television broadcasts, a lot of television episodes on the internet weren’t captioned, and we were left out as a result as deaf viewers.
Obama signs the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010
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