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In the November 2nd blog post, we told you about the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, which was signed into law in October 2010. The act was designed to improve access to modern communications technologies for persons with disabilities. This week’s post describes in greater detail the impact the act’s provisions will have […]

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­Last October, Congress passed into law the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA). Visit this link for the full text of the CVAA [http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:h3101] The CVAA updates the Communications Act, which was discussed in a previous AT Blog post, so that its protections are extended to modern technologies, including Internet and […]

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Towson University and NPR Help Make Radio Accessible for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Deaf-Blind Audiences Because it is entirely audible, radio has typically been an inaccessible medium for persons who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deaf-blind.  Not only are persons with auditory limitations unable to enjoy the same radio broadcasts as others, they were unable to access important […]

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  Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 authorizes the FCC to implement and enforce rules requiring telecommunications equipment manufacturers and service providers, whenever possible, to make their products accessible to persons with disabilities. When it is not possible to make specific products accessible, the products should be made compatible with other common accessibility […]

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This week (October 20th & 21st) the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute will host the 11th Annual Autism Conference in Timonium MD at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. With an estimated attendance of over 250 people, we know just how important it is to know the available autism-related services and resources […]

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From AT to accessible IT, schools have much to consider to ensure that their students have complete access to the curriculum presented to them. Whether it includes accessible online learning platforms, AT in the classroom to access materials and communicate with peers, or fully accessible websites for parents and families to maneuver, schools are often the […]

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