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A lot has changed since the ADA was passed 20 years ago, so the Department of Justice is considering revising regulations of the ADA. At this point, they are asking for comments and answers to a number of specific questions from the general public. It's very important that you read the questions and give your input -- this is your chance to influence regulations that will affect everyone.

This episode specifically focuses on changes to the regulations to Title III that relate to Web accessibility. The Web as we know it didn't exist when the ADA was passed, so these are very important regulations. Listen to this episode for more!

You can find more information and the questions they are asking at http://www.ada.gov/anprm2010/web%20anprm_2010.htm.

You can use any of the following methods to submit your comments. Please include "RIN 1190-AA61" or "Docket No. 110" in your communication so they know which document you are commenting on.

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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We're back! And with a very important topic. The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, otherwise known as H.R. 3101, has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. But now it needs to pass the Senate. The Senate has a similar Bill, S. 3304, but doesn't include all of the features that H.R. 3101 has. Listen to the podcast and follow the links below to learn more, then contact your Senators. This is a chance for you to have a real impact, so do your part!

Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT)
http://www.coataccess.org/node/9740

Find contact information for your Senators
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Sign the petition to support the Bill
http://www.coataccess.org/node/add/petition

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Check out this site for lots of great news about the anniversary of the ADA.

http://adaanniversary.org/

AbleGamers (http://www.ablegamers.com/) is a fantastic website that evaluates video games for accessibility. Mark Barlet, the founder of AbleGamers, was interviewed on NPR. Listen here: http://bit.ly/cIWhwB

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Here's part three of my conversation with Ron Stewart on accessible instructional materials. Don't forget to go back and hear part 1 in Show 70 and part 2 in Show 71 if you haven't yet.

Some additional resources that we talked about in this episode include:

Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

Reading Rights
http://www.readingrights.org/

World Intellectual Property Organization
http://www.wipo.int/portal/index.html.en

NIMAS
http://nimas.cast.org/

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