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After passing in the Senate last week, the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, which will improve access to mobile content for the deaf and blind communities, will soon become law. This means deaf consumers can now watch closed-captioned shows and movies on the Web on their PC or mobile devices. Before, closed-captions were…

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On Saturday, May 15, the State University of New York in Orange County (SUNY Orange) hosted its first annual Hudson Valley Assistive Technology Expo. Over 60 exhibits and vendors advertised their services and products. Headlining the expo was a keynote speech by Dr. Nancy Sulla of IDECORP (an expert on Universal Design for Learning), special screenings…

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Last month, I wrote here on abledbody.com about a new captioning application for the iPhone, called Subtitles, that lets deaf and hard-of-hearing moviegoers follow the dialogue of almost any movie in any movie theater in the nation.  Earlier this week, Dan Walker was notified by Apple that his app violated movie studio copyrights relating to…

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Following up on everyone’s feedback and my response, I would like to add further clarity and color to my original article on Braille and employment. Born profoundly deaf, I often swam against the tide of popular opinion about deaf and hard-of-hearing people, just as successful non-Braille users did in swimming against the tide of popular…

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