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.
A spam attack on one of the Epilepsy Foundation's online forums appears to have been designed to trigger seizures in persons with epilepsy.
On Easter weekend, the Epilepsy Foundation—and those who use its online forums for help, support, suggestions and camaraderie—came under attack by people who posted rapidly flashing images to cause serious injury and harm. The type of epilepsy that causes people to experience seizures upon seeing flashing or flickering images is photosensitive epilepsy.
Read the full press release at Epilepsy Foundation Takes Action Against Hackers – LANDOVER, Md., March 31, 2008, PRNewswire-USNewswire (196 Kb .pdf)