Technology

Hulu reaches closed captioning settlement

Friday, September 23, 2016One of the nation’s largest subscription video on-demand services will soon make all of its full-length English and Spanish content fully accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Hulu announced the agreement September 6 with the National

Facebook increases availability of suicide prevention tool

Saturday, August 6, 2016For some users, Facebook has offered the option of tagging a post where the person who created it may be considering suicide or self-harm. The tagging process is dependent on viewer discretion. Until recently, this option was only accessible to…

AMC to install personal captioning systems in theaters nationwide

Wednesday, December 28, 2011Disability Rights Advocates and the Association of Late-Deafened Adults reached a deal with AMC Theaters on December 20 requiring the theater company to greatly increase accessibility for people who are deaf or hard of hearing at its facilities.
Making Theaters …

FCC to address access to internet for low-income families

Friday, December 2, 2011The FCC and several internet service providers are looking to provide low-income families internet access.
Internet Access
According to an E-Commerce Times article by Erika Morphy, the plan would allow families to pay only $10 a month for internet service…

An emerging cyber tool to prevent abuse?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
A digital way of responding to abuse?
With new technology and burgeoning access to social media, people now have opportunities to connect with those who have experienced similar situations.  23 year old Hillary Adams released a video (contains graphic content)…

Does copyright trump captioning law?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Copyright v. Closed Captioning
Public Knowledge, a digital rights advocacy group, defends the importance of disability law in a recent column on its policy blog amid the creation of new technology accessibility regulations following the passage of the 21st…

Stevie Wonder pays tribute to Steve Jobs

Sunday, October 9, 2011As stories ushered throughout the news this week celebrating Apple founder, CEO and icon Steve Jobs’ endless contributions to technology and business, people with disabilities ensured his transformative impact on their lives was not forgotten.
Steve Jobs
Legendary pianist and…

Judge orders AMC to expand closed captioning

Monday, August 8, 2011
Closed Caption Suit Succeeds
A King County Superior Court judge ruled July 22 that Washington State law requires that AMC, the nation’s second-largest theater company, install closed captioning in each of its movie theaters county wide. “The (Washington Law Against…

ADA lawsuit filed against Netflix

Monday, June 27, 2011
Netflix is subject of lawsuit
The National Association of the Deaf filed a discrimination lawsuit Thursday against Netflix for failing to provide closed captioning in many of its movies and television shows available on its website to “Watch Instantly.” This…

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