#DeleteFacebook? It’s Not that Simple for Disabled People

Tuesday, March 27, 2018Facebook has been in the news lately as details have come out about privacy breaches. An organization called Cambridge Analytica is accused of harvesting and using personal data from Facebook to direct political messages to specific users. Rightfully outraged by…

Accessing the Open Road

Tuesday, August 22, 2017I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was almost twenty-one, and until I did, I couldn’t go more than a couple months without someone asking me about it. “When are you going to learn how to drive?” “Have you

Winn-Dixie Case Heralds New Era of Online Access

Tuesday, August 8, 2017Should a website be considered a “public accommodation” just like a business’s physical location? A recent case in Florida explored just that question, as a blind consumer sued the popular Winn-Dixie grocery chain because their website was inaccessible — and

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. AMC will…

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. According to an E-Commerce Times article by Erika Morphy, the plan would allow families to pay only $10 a month for internet service and would…

An emerging cyber tool to prevent abuse?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011With 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) on October 27 of her father beating…

Does copyright trump captioning law?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011Public 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 Century Communications and Video…

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