Technology

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…

European Union working on new disability plan

Tuesday, February 1, 2011The European Commission unveiled in November a 10-year strategy for breaking down barriers for people with disabilities. According to a European Commission news release, the strategy includes plans to open and standardize the European market for assistive technologies. It…

iPad featured in role as an assistive technology

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Take Our Poll Apple’s iPad has recently received attention for its disability-friendly features. Disability Scoop recently featured Apple’s iPad, and the increasing mainstream popularity of other mobile devices with potential as assistive technologies, as one of it’s five top disability…

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