Make Telecom Update Your Highest Priority, Disability Groups Tell CongressBy AT Journal, Vol. 113, No. 1
Publication Date: August 2005
Article discusses a letter sent to members of the House and Senate Commerce committees by the National Association of the Deaf, the American Association for Persons with Disabilities, the American Council of the Blind, and the World Institute on Disability urging that an update of the 1996 Telecommunication Act become their highest priority. The advocacy groups hope that provisions to ensure access to communication for people with disabilities are included, particularly broadband services. People who are deaf and hard of hearing can use high-speed broadband connections to make phone calls and communicate via sign language, just as other people speak to one another. The letter was sent on the fifteenth anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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