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Re: 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act passes Congress


From: Birkir RĂșnar Gunnarsson
Date: Sep 29, 2010 11:54AM

What does this mean in terms of actual accessibility?
Will the manufacturer be required to develop a screen reader (such as
VoiceOver for Apple) or will it be enough that solutions such as Talks
or MobileSpeak exist for purchase to make phones accessible, such as
is the case for Symbian or Windows Mobile?
Any thoughts?
I am very happy this is happening but I just wonder if the blind user
will see actual benefits and in what timeframe.

On 9/29/10, John E. Brandt < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> In the USA, From PR Newswire.
> "The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, which requires
> that smart phones, television programs and modern communications
> technologies are accessible to people with vision and hearing loss, has now
> passed both chambers of Congress and is headed to the President's desk.
> President Obama is expected to sign the bill."
> PR Newswire: http://tinyurl.com/36tpfyz
> Washington Post: http://tinyurl.com/2wvasfb
> John E. Brandt
> jebswebs.com
> Augusta, ME USA
> www.jebswebs.com