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  • The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act | Day In Washington
    protections for people with disabilities to ensure access does not cover new technologies VoiIP and IP based technologies are not always defined as being a telecommunications service What that means is that they don t fall under the access requirements in the Communications Act and so would not be required to provide closed captions or video description Let me give you an example of how the law is out of date the telephone Federal law requires phones over the regular public telephone network to be hearing aid compatible But it is not clear whether this requirement carries over to smart phones used for communication over the Internet So what does the bill do 1 H R 3101 would require that mobile and other Internet based telecommunications devices have accessible user interfaces and offer people with disabilities use of a full range of text messaging and other popular services that are currently largely inaccessible 2 Restore the Federal Communications Commission s FCC s modest video description rules and grant them the authority to expand such regulations and require emergency announcements and similar information to be accessible to people with disabilities through audible presentation of on screen alerts 4 Ensure that video programming offered via the Internet will be described and call for all devices that receive and playback video programming to employ accessible user interfaces and allow ready access to description and 5 Strengthen consumers ability to enforce their rights to Communications and video accessibility through the establishment of a clearinghouse of information about service and equipment accessibility and usability a meaningful FCC complaint process that holds industry accountable for their accessibility obligations and judicial review of FCC action to ensure the Commission s own accountability In this new era of electronic and internet based communications it is critical that the disability access requirements in telecommunications legislation continue to actually impact what communications systems people are actually using All you have to do is look around a hearing room to see how prevalent mobile and web based technology is It is visible on buses and trains in stores and on the streets people are constantly using hand held electronic devices to communicate to access information to interact with others and to engage in the larger world around them The Twenty First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act offers the best opportunity to expand current law and requirements to allow that same access for people with disabilities as we move to a much more digital and mobile future Resources Summary of 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act Disability and New Media Day In Washington post for January 10 2008 My previous commentary on this legislation The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act Read it for yourself Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology Additional information on H R 3101 and other technology access issues Tags 3101 accessibility blindness caption cell phone communication congress fcc hearing House internet Legislation Media and Disability programming Technology telecommunication television video description voip Post navigation Twitter

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  • Day In Washington is on BlogTalkRadio and 24-Hour Reschedule | Day In Washington
    com norma stanley 2009 03 13 exceptional people exceptional lifestyles I will be checking with Norma about transcripts for her show I always mention that Day in Washington is a syndicated podcast I would like to take a moment to highlight Beth Case s Disability411 and Larry Wanger s DisabilityNation both of which carry Day In Washington as a small segment on their programs Both are hour long shows that offer some great insight and detail into disability issues that affect each and every one of us In addition unlike Day in Washington they both also provide some fascinating interviews with leaders in the disability community educators advocates researchers and policymakers Thanks for listening Resources Norma Stanley s Exceptional People Exceptional Lifestyles NPR s Brian Lehrer Show Obama Disability Agenda Segment Beth Case s Disability411 Larry Wanger s DisabilityNation The American Association of People with Disabilities Day In Washington is on NPR Obama s Disability Agenda and What Does it Mean Obama s Disability Agenda from Whitehouse gov Tags access accessibility activism advocacy american association of people with disabilities Announcements congress day in washington Disability Policy Podcast disability rights Disability411 DisabilityNation disabilityvote Education Employment Obama Personal policy president voting Post navigation Day in Washington is on NPR Lars Lindberg Sweden s Disability Policy Day In Washington Podcast 36 1 comment for Day In Washington is on BlogTalkRadio and 24 Hour Reschedule AnnaHopn March 20 2009 at 8 47 am Hello Thank you I would now go on this blog every day Have a nice day AnnaHopn Comments are closed About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog post

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  • Day in Washington is on NPR! | Day In Washington
    this is the first President who has actively sought out the disability community and has firmly stated that disability is a priority The reason I bring this up is to bring kudos to where it is deserved Brian and Jody and Megan put a segment on THEIR show titled Obama s Disability Agenda Last time I checked there were already 8 comments on the site and I d urge others to comment as well If for no other reason than to let NPR know that this show did a good job in reaching out to address an issue that just isn t usually on anyone s agenda Link to the Brian Lehrer Show segment on the Obama Disability Agenda http www wnyc org shows bl episodes 2009 03 10 segments 125864 I just noticed however that transcripts are not provided for the show I will work to have text available for this segment on Day In Washington as soon as possible Of course this offers an opportunity for education Tags accessibility ada amendments act advocacy Announcements day in washington disability Disability Policy Podcast health care IDEA npr Obama podcast policy Post navigation ADA Amendments Act Lawsuit Kirk Jenkins v The National Board of Medical Examiners Day in Washington Policy Podcast 35 Day In Washington is on BlogTalkRadio and 24 Hour Reschedule 1 comment for Day in Washington is on NPR Meg Poche November 21 2009 at 3 02 am Day I cannot begin to tell you how proud I am of all that you are doing This is fabulous Must talk to you via phone sometime soon Comments are closed About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst

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  • Public Perception and “Death Before Disability” – Day in Washington Policy Podcast #38 | Day In Washington
    an image of an iron lung and began asking members of his show if they had to choose between an iron lung and death what would they choose Disability or death He was the first to say die What bothered me so much about this discussion was the casual way they approached it As if the only choice in the world was to be trapped by a disability or die If you read about Dianne you ll soon find out there is a third option to live and flourish in spite of your disability She graduated high school and took college classes and even wrote a book from her iron lung She had birthday parties and participated in family holidays She laughed and cried and lived She did not choose death or incapacitation because there were other options open to her BUT society does not see these choices for them it is black or white What s more the voices of our society reinforce this And when they reinforce it what happens Paramedics decide a disabled man isn t worth trying to save A 23 year old commits suicide rather than live a second class life 52 of Americans would choose death over disability From these few articles it is painfully apparent that society believes disability is not survivable and if against all odds you do survive and live your life like others would normally you become inspirational How condescending of you to notice I m not inspirational I m living my life and for the most part I don t know I m disabled just like you don t know you are ugly I don t spend every waking moment thinking about my disability instead I think about work and dinner and sex and getting my car legal and shopping not necessarily in that order JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE Just because I m disabled does not mean my life is over it means I ve got to make concessions it means those around me might have to make them as well it does not mean life is not worth living Now before we get all caught up in control of destiny and end of life solutions let me point out that I believe that people should leave their hands off my body in a number of ways One of those ways is how I choose or not to die Still it is a slippery slope Without education and support newly disabled persons will see only the same old choice perpetual inconsequence or death And until we change the voices of our society those people choosing death are going to be making an uniformed decision I for one cannot live with that I think it s time to stand up and start telling the voices of our nation telling the people who may not talk FOR us but talk TO us that this is unacceptable I ll be writing a letter to Elliot today encouraging some education before he makes

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  • NRenee | Day In Washington
    1 Comment Read more About Day in Washington is a nationally syndicated disability policy blog podcast This site offers information and analysis of disability policy and politics from those who are in the midst of it Text of podcasts is available in the blog post If you have difficulty downloading the audio please right click and save it to your computer for playback If you have a topic that you think Day in Washington should discuss or if you are interested in guest podcasting please send us an email Follow Me on Social Media Search for Recent Posts DIW Podcast Education Loan Forgiveness and Disability Or why we need S 2800 the Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act DIW Podcast Bradley Lomax Revolutionary Black Nationalism and Disability Power DIW Podcast Kathy D Woods Designer DIW Podcast Cathay Williams Female Buffalo Soldier DIW Podcast The President s Executive Order on Gun Violence and Mental Health Tweets by DayinWashington Tags accessibility activism ADA ada amendments ada amendments act ADA Restoration advocacy Americans with Disabilities Act anniversary Announcements civil rights Community Choice community choice act congress Crime CRPD day in washington disabilities disability Disability News Articles Disability Policy Podcast disability rights discrimination Education

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  • China’s National Human Rights Plan (and its inclusion of Disability) – Day In Washington Policy Podcast #37 | Day In Washington
    COMMENTS PREVENTION AND REHABILITATION Prevention is one of the most cost effective health related expenditures that a government can make particularly as it applies to disability Whether it is preventing disability or other co morbid conditions My only question with regard to this point was the fact that the standardized community rehabilitation services would only cover 2 million disabled people although the number may simply reflect the 2009 2010 time period TEXT ENVIRONMENTAL BARRIERS Promotion of the construction of a barrier free environment in 100 cities by 2010 Assistance techniques or substitute technologies such as Braille sign language captions and special communication facilities are to be adopted to pave the way for the disabled to receive and send out information and to participate in social activities TV programs with sign language and special broadcasting programs for the disabled are to be launched together with the subtitling of TV programs and films COMMENTS ENVIRONMENTAL BARRIERS Having visited mainland China myself a few years ago this point is desperately needed As a person with a visual impairment I couldn t help but applaud the emphasis on communication accessibility but recalling the architecture of Beijing and many many inaccessible buildings I wish there was somewhat more commentary on basic physical access However to be fair my time in China was prior to the massive amount of reconstruction resultant from hosting the most recent Olympics TEXT EDUCATION Guaranteeing disabled people s right to education Students with disabilities are guaranteed to benefit from relevant preferential policies of the state and non governmental programs to assist the disabled in schooling are also promoted In central and western China a batch of special education schools will be built or expanded Secondary vocational schools are encouraged to set up special courses for the disabled COMMENTS EDUCATION This point leaves me with many questions and some concerns The emphasis seems to be on the creation of a parallel system for individuals with disabilities separate from people without disabilities A parallel education system will not create better inclusion and integration or encourage a lessening of discrimination and stigma During my stay in Beijing I did not meet a single other person with a disability which seemed to indicate that integration of students with disabilities was still the very rare exception TEXT EMPLOYMENT Guaranteeing the disabled people s right to employment The government will strengthen employment training for the disabled and the construction of an employment service network standardize and develop business that offer jobs to a considerable number of disabled people at one go It will promote compulsory hiring of disabled people in accordance with their proportion to the population at large The protective employment system for the disabled will be improved which includes tax deduction and exemption and the special production and marketing of certain products by the disabled Measures such as creating welfare work posts and providing social security subsidies will be implemented to ensure that by the year 2010 there will be 300 000 additional jobs for

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  • Obama Disability Agenda and What Does it Mean? (Day In Washington Policy Podcast #34) | Day In Washington
    with Disabilities Act which passed and was signed into law last year increasing funding for enforcement supporting the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act which also was signed into law last year ensuring affordable accessible health care for all and improving mental health care 3 Increasing the employment rate of workers with disabilities The Agenda promises to do this by effectively implementing regulations that require the federal government and its contractors to employ people with disabilities providing private sector employers with resources to accommodate employees with disabilities and by encouraging those employers to use existing tax benefits to hire more workers with disabilities and by supporting small businesses owned by people with disabilities 4 Is support independent community based living for Americans with disabilities The Agenda states that President Obama intends to do so by enforcing the Community Choice Act which would allow Americans with significant disabilities the choice of living in their community rather than having to live in a nursing home or other institution creating a voluntary budget neutral national insurance program to help adults who have or develop functional disabilities to remain independent and in their communities and streamline the Social Security approval process For those of you who may be wondering the document was put together by a committee composed of people with disabilities many of them with years of community experience advocacy experience and yes even Washington lobby experience Which overall makes for a very astute document that accurately pinpoints the very specific needs of people with disabilities in this country It has been exciting to see a President who has been willing to make concrete efforts to address disability policy However I would be remiss in my efforts as a podcaster who aims to inform and educate others about disability policy if I didn t point out the fact that almost all of the items on the Obama Disability Agenda will be very very costly For example IDEA was originally supposed to be funded at 40 something Congress has not done since the program began This is in spite of the fact that advocates and supporting members bring the issue to the Hill every year The federal government has not paid more that 17 of the cost of what is necessary to adequately support the education of children with disabilities Another example is the Community Choice Act which was scored by the budget office with a very high price tag Although there have been hearings and most congressional members agree that independent community based living is crucial for people with disabilities and also older adults the legislation has not moved forward People say that initial cost shouldn t matter and that these programs are more efficient in the long run That doing the right thing is what is important and that this is about the rights of people with disabilities But considering the current economic climate and the emphasis on economic stimulus and recovery funding it is likely that some if not many of these disability

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  • Introduction to Disability Blog Carnival #47 – Policy | Day In Washington
    Americans with Disabilities Act and other times it has supported inequality discrimination eugenics practices and murder This year was the 18th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act which means that this is the first year that we have a generation of children who have grown up with the protection of the ADA This year has been marked by action alerts from many disability groups about changes to Medicaid that would limit access to desperately needed health care services This year has been marked by a community s refusal to accept the R word and a massive boycott of a mainstream Hollywood movie This year has been marked by activism advocacy and fierce determination to ensure that the Community Choice Act is moved forward in Congress This year has been marked by changes in education policy that encourage children with disabilities to excel in advanced programs within school systems This year has been marked by a unique collaboration between disability and business groups to aid in passing disability friendly legislation ADA Amendments Act of 2008 This year has been marked by the United Nations passage of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities acknowledging the global need for equality and independence This year has been marked by Presidential campaigns that have both put Disability forward as an issue of interest and have perhaps for the first time actively sought support from the disability community There is not one part of our lives that is not touched by policy and law It is our greatest ally and our greatest opponent The disability community in many ways has acknowledged this understands it and embraces it We have some of the most fiery advocates and the emphasis is on what each and every one of us can do individually and together We live in exciting times I would like to take this opportunity to urge all of you to submit to Disability Blog Carnival 47 Deadline for submissions is 6 October and edition 47 should post on 9 October probably very late Please submit posts in comments here via my contact page at the blogcarnival com site not screen reader accessible or you can reach me via email at DayAlMohamed gmail com just put Disability Blog Carnival in the text of your post I can also be reached via fax voicemail at 206 888 6009 for submissions Thank you Tags activism ADA ada amendments act advocacy blog blog carnival community choice act day in washington disabilities disability disability blog carnival disability culture disability policy disability rights disability studies IDEA Legislation penny richards policy rights temple university tropic thunder Uncategorized Post navigation Confirmed ADA Amendments Act becomes law ADA restoration efforts successful Disability Blog Carnival 47 Slight Postponement 3 comments for Introduction to Disability Blog Carnival 47 Policy Pingback Disaboom DeafMom Disability in the News Sarahlynn September 30 2008 at 11 58 pm I ve got a submission for the next carnival Thanks http sarahlynn blogspot com 2008 09 candidates on disability

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