Legislation for People with Disabilities Left Out of Communications Technologies

Last updated: March 3, 2015

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Washington, DC, 20 June 2008—American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Press Release

The Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT) is delighted that Representatives Edward Markey (D-MA) and Heather Wilson (R-NM) have introduced "The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2008" (H.R. 6320). The bill would amend the Communications Act to ensure that new Internet-enabled telephone and television services are accessible to and usable by people with disabilities and closes existing gaps in telecommunications laws.

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