[rsva-l] Get Ready for 2010 ACB Legislative Seminar
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Fri Jan 8 18:44:44 GMT 2010
Come one come all to the 2010 ACB Legislative Seminar!
We continue to work on a wide array of advocacy and legislative issues as we enter a new decade.
Below is a sample of some of the topics that will be discussed during the Seminar. A more formal agenda will be disseminated in the coming weeks but I wanted
to send this note in the hope that it will assist you in arranging for Hill meetings on February 23.
H.R. 3101, Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act
Comprehensive telecommunications legislation that would update the communications Act to provide grater access for people who are blind or visually impaired
to wireless devices such as PDA's accessible user interfaces like menus on DVR's and TV menus, along with accessible emergency alerts on TV and requirements
for video description on primetime programming.
H.R.734 and S.841, Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act
Legislation that would provide a minimum sound emission standard for hybrid or electric vehicles when traveling at low speeds. This would reduce the increasing
danger that these vehicles currently pose to the blind community due to the lack of sound emitted.
OTHER ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION
Update on legal developments relating to litigation and structured negotiations.
Access to books treaty proposal at the United Nations
The federal government's lack of compliance with parts of the Rehabilitation Act and ACB's advocacy efforts in this area.
As you can see from the items listed above, this Legislative Seminar should be packed with interesting subjects so please attend!
Here is the link to register.
If you should have further questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me.
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