President Barack Obama on Friday signed a bill intended to provide those with disabilities greater access to today’s technology.
The new law requires makers of smartphones and other consumer electronics to ensure that their technologies are accessible to those with vision or hearing loss.
“The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act will make it easier for people who are deaf, blind or live with a visual impairment to do what many of us take for granted – from navigating a TV or DVD menu to sending an email on a smartphone,” Obama said at the bill signing.
Read more here: Obama Signs Bill That Expands Tech Access for Disabled | News & Opinion | PCMag.com.
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