VSA Exhibit

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VSA Exhibit

Photo by Greg Staley Photography

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In this podcast, Dr. Amy Parker interviews Mr. Mark Richert, the Director of Public Policy for the American Foundation for the Blind who gives an overview of the new 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. This important legislation includes a special provision for $10 million to assist individuals who are deafblind.

Included in these show notes is a link to comments that were submitted to the Federal Communications Commission regarding the draft notice of Proposed Rulemaking in response to the new legislation, the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act.
http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/proceeding/view?name=10-210

Any interested individuals may submit comments to the FCC regarding the implementation of this program before February 14, 2011. Please follow the above link and click submit comments regarding 10-210.

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This episode follows up on the last one, talking about more regulations to the ADA that the Department of Justice is considering revising. Please follow the links below for more information. And remember to include wither the Docket number or the RIN number in any correspondence, so they know which item you are commenting on.

Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web and Technology conference
http://www.colorado.edu/Atconference/

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services; Accessibility of Next Generation 911
Docket No. 111
RIN 1190-AA62
http://www.ada.gov/anprm2010/nextgen_9-1-1%20anprm_2010.htm

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Movie Captioning and Video Description
Docket No. 112
RIN 1190-AA63
http://www.ada.gov/anprm2010/movie_captions_anprm_2010.htm

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by State and Local Governments and Places of Public Accommodation; Equipment and Furniture
Docket No. 113
RIN 1190-AA64
http://www.ada.gov/anprm2010/equipment_anprm_2010.htm

To submit comments, again, be sure to reference the Docket number or RIN number and:

1) Go to www.regulations.gov and follow the directions for submitting comments.
2) Send regular US mail to: Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, P.O. Box 2885, Fairfax, VA 22031-0885.
3) Overnight, courier or hand delivery: Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1425 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 4039, Washington, D.C. 20005.

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