[fcb-l] Fw: Watch Live: President to Sign Disability Bill Today Friday 10/8/10 at 2pm
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Subject: Watch Live: President to Sign Disability Bill Today Friday 10/8/10 at 2pm
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Watch Live: President to Sign Disability Bill Today Friday 10/8/10 at 2pm
From the White House (10.6.10):
We are proud to note that on Friday, October 8, President Barack Obama will sign the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 into law, deliver brief remarks on the impact of this law on people with disabilities and celebrate the enactment of Rosa's Law. This event in the East Room will be open press and streamed on whitehouse.gov/live.
On Tuesday, October 5, the President signed into law Rosa's Law.
>>> Watch the Bill Signing Live
From AAPD (9.29.10):
"This legislation is a victory for civil rights in our increasingly digital world," explains Andrew Imparato, AAPD's President and CEO. "The bill makes clear that it is not okay for people with sensory disabilities to be second class citizens in 21st century America."...
The passage of the "21st Century Communications" legislation is a result of five years of cooperative work by AAPD, other non-profit groups, industry, and government...
"This is a major milestone in accessibility history," said Jenifer Simpson, AAPD's Senior Director for Government Affairs and a COAT Co-Founder and Co-Chair. "The new law will ensure more people with disabilities will not be left behind in our digital communications world."
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>>> For the Full Text of the Bill
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