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Justice Dept Seeks Comments on Accessibility of Web Sites, Movie Theaters, 911 Centers and Equipment & Furniture

On July 26, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued four advance notices of proposed rulemaking (ANPRMs) calling for public comments about proposed updates to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These address websites, movie theaters, 911 services and equipment/furniture. COAT affiliates all across the country are expected to contribute to these rulemakings. These ANPRMs gather input that might change the rules. Here they are:

FCC Seeks Comments on Accessibility of Cell Phones for People Who are Blind, with Vision Loss or are Deaf-Blind

In a notice released August 5, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asks for comments on accessibility of wireless phones for people who are blind, have vision loss or are deaf-blind, how gaps in accessibility prevent communication, on cost and feasibility issues and on technical barriers, among other topics raised in the Federal Register Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). Comments are due September 13, with Reply Comments due September 30, 2010.

U.S. Senate Passes S.3304 by Unanimous Consent!

August 5, 2010, Washington, D.C.:-- COAT celebrates the passage of the "Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010" (S. 3304) by the U.S. Senate today by unanimous consent. Due to the extraordinary efforts of advocates across the country and in Washington, D.C., COAT has secured a monumental step forward in accessible technology.

COAT Thanks House Committee on Vote for H.R. 3101: Lauds Bi-Partisan Effort

July 21, 2010, Washington, D.C.-–COAT applauds and thanks the House Energy & Commerce Committee for its  vote today for H.R. 3101, the "Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010." Less than a week away from the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the measure would update the nation’s communications laws to ensure that new TV and phone technologies are accessible to people with disabilities.

American Council of Blind Passes Resolution on H.R. 3101

At its recent annual conference and convention in Phoenix, AZ, the members of the American Council of the Blind (ACB) passed a resolution on July 16, 2010 in regard to some of the missing provisions in H.R. 3101. Text of the resolution is below, and in the attached document below.

                  American Council of the Blind


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