A step closer to online captions! The bill is introduced in Congress!

Last Friday on June 26th, Congressman Edward Markey introduced the 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act of 2009 to the Congress.  This is a significant step forward in a push for online captions on the Internet.

This bill represents the effort of many people in to improve accessibility on the Internet.

If you support this bill and want to increase the chances of it getting passed, there are three things you should do:

1) Give your thanks to Ed Markey for his help on the bill by emailing him via this form.

2) Write to your representative and ask them to help Markey by co-sponsoring H.R. 3101.

3) Write to your senators and ask them to introduce a similar bill.

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  • This is great step for Internet of all mankind!

  • J.J.

    Done, Done, and Done.

  • Thanks for the links. Because they were provided, I was able to fire off three responses to my representative and senators in less than 15 minutes. Go for it, folks!

  • Jonathan

    Hooray! I already passed it to deaf community in my home area! This is a huge DEAL!

  • Fireprizm

    Done, done and done!! Thanks for your information and the links that I was able to do something that values for our deaf community, and I will pass out to my friends and family! Thousands of thanks!

  • Thanks for the info on how to support this. I'm tired of wasting money buying television series on DVDs when I could be watching them FREE on the internet, if they were captioned. Great blog.

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