Bill aims to remove technological roadblocks for people with disabilities

06/18/2008 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A new House bill aims to help people with visual and hearing disabilities overcome technological limitations that may make some access difficult by requiring captioning and descriptive services on MP3 players, cell phones and other gadgets. "Now we're full-blown into this digital era, and we, in general, need to upgrade the laws that ensure that there is accessibility for all the people who use these new technologies," said Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet.

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