President Obama Signs 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act

President Obama Signs 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility ActOn October 8th 2010, President Obama signed the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 into law.

According to the Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT), the new law:

  • Provides definitions for “advanced communications” (including interconnected and non-interconnected voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), electronic messaging, and interoperable video conferencing services); “consumer-generated media”; and “disability.”
  • Requires telephones used with the Internet to be hearing aid compatible.

For a complete list of the items this law covers, visit the Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology.

Watch Video of President Obama Signing the 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act below

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