Cable Ops Seek Time, Flexibility to Improve Online Access for Disabled
Cable operators applaud the spirit of H.R. 3101, the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2009, but a National Cable & Telecommunications
Association executive plans to tell a House Communications Subcommittee panel June 10 that the letter of that proposed law should be adjusted to give cable
operators the "time and flexibility" to comply with its directives.
The bill is an effort to apply the rules on access to communications services for the disabled to the new world of increasing broadband video and audio
delivery. That bill includes closed captioning, video description, access to emergency information, and more.