Very tove I'm glad to be your humble and obedient servant, Zechen Elder Daniel Ben Moshe, B'ni Yahshuah Synagogue Of Broward County, www.theblindcansee.org Choose ye this day whom you will serve. If YHWH be Elohim, then serve him, with all of your heart. However, if baal be your god, then serve him. As for me, and my house. We choose to serve YHWH! The late Bishop Joe O Patterson told a story long ago, when i was a small child. about the show down, between Elijah, and the 450 false prophets of baal. He shared with us how Elijah, stood, and told the false prophets to go on ahead,and call their god first. Because they had a much larger program. He talked about how they had 450 participants to introduce. Elijah was so sure of YHWH, he with confidence said, that he only had one. Elijah also reminded them, that they had to drag their fake god up the mountain side on an ox cart. Elijah also announced to the world, that his Elohim would be there when he arrived. He said mockingly, you go on ahead. Heck, I will even let you have prime time. I'M going to take a nap, and when you guys finish your foolishness, wake me up. Go ahead now, take your best shot. Bishop Joe O Patterson A blessed memory 1963-1989 -----Original Message----- From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lynn Evans Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 9:43 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Fw: [VICUG-L] Fwd: [Disabilities Network of NYC] Wash Post: Congress passes bill to make Internet, smartphones accessi ble for blind, deaf FYI ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rachel" <rachel720@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <VICUG-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 11:08 PM Subject: [VICUG-L] Fwd: [Disabilities Network of NYC] Wash Post: Congress passes bill to make Internet, smartphones accessi ble for blind, deaf > Congress passes bill to make Internet, smartphones accessible for > blind, deaf > > Congress passed a bill on Tuesday night that would make the Internet > and mobile phones more accessible to people with disabilities. The > legislation will go to President Obama next week to sign into law. > > Advocates for the blind and deaf say the 21st Century Communications > and Video Accessibility Act would ensure that Web sites and makers of > consumer electronics consider the vision- and hearing-impaired, who > have been left behind as more communications tools move to the Web. > > Specifically, the legislation allows blind consumers to choose from a > broader selection of cellphones with speech software that calls out > phone numbers and cues users on how to surf the Internet. It makes new > TV shows that are captioned available online with closed-captioning. > TV remote controls would have a button that makes it easier to get > closed-captioning. > > Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), author of the House bill, said the American > Disabilites Act 20 years ago mandated physical ramps into buildings. > > "Today, individuals with disabilities need online ramps to the > Internet so they can get to the Web from wherever they happen to be,? Markey said. > > ?The ADA mandated physical ramps into buildings. Today, individuals > with disabilities need online ramps to the Internet so they can get to > the Web from wherever they happen to be,? said Markey. > > For more on the topic, please check out an earlier story outlining the > issues: > > By Cecilia Kang > Washington Post Staff Writer > Tuesday, August 17, 2010; A10 > > Blind and deaf consumers, who have fought to make home phones and > television more accessible, say they are being left behind on the Web > and many mobile devices. Touch-based smartphone screens confound blind > people who rely on buttons and raised type. Web video means little to > the deaf without captioning. > > But legislation is in the works to put pressure on consumer > electronics companies that revolutionized an earlier generation of > technology for the > vision- and hearing-impaired. > > "Whether it's a Braille reader or a broadband connection, access to > technology is not a political issue -- it's a participation issue," > said Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the author of a House bill aimed > at making the Internet more accessible to people with disabilities. > "We've moved from Braille to broadcast, from broadband to the > BlackBerry. We've moved from spelling letters in someone's palm to the > PalmPilot. And we must make all of these devices accessible." > > The consumer electronics, entertainment and communications industries > have been slow to include people with disabilities, some lawmakers and > advocates say. Big companies have fought government regulators > dictating new technical requirements, saying that the industry is > better equipped to make its own engineering decisions. > > Apple's iPhone has built-in speech software for the blind, but other > smartphones require users to buy costly programs for the same functions. > Some broadcasters put videos on the Internet with captions, but not all. > > That can make inaccessible everything from political videos that are > now common on the Web to pop culture clips that turn viral. > > Last week, for instance, the "White Board Girl" clip of a fictitious > employee quitting on a dry erase board or JetBlue flight attendant > Steven Slater's comments fresh out of jail didn't have > closed-captioning for the deaf or hard of hearing. > > Markey's legislation and a companion bill in the Senate would make > mandatory some of the changes in technology that industry is slow to > adopt on its own. It would allow blind consumers to choose from a > broader selection of cellphones with speech software that calls out > phone numbers and cues users on how to surf the Internet. Legislation > would make new TV shows that are captioned available online with > closed-captioning. Remote controls would have a button that makes it > easier to get closed captioning on TV sets. > > But gaps would remain. Videos made and shared by users on YouTube and > Facebook wouldn't require captioning. 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