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Youngblood, Norman E.; Tirumala, Lakshmi N.; Galvez, Robert Anthony – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
Electronic media accessibility has come a long way since the Telecommunications Act of 1996. In 2010, the Communication and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) mandated closed captioning many online videos and called for making video blind accessible through audio descriptions. The Department of Justice (DOJ) ruled Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Information Technology, Civil Rights Legislation, Federal Legislation
Connolly, Mary V. – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2018
On December 14, 2017 the FCC voted to repeal the net neutrality rules adopted by the FCC on February 26, 2015. The repeal goes into effect 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. When the 539 page repeal order was released on January 4, 2018 it was not known when it would be published in the Federal Register. The repeal is being…
Descriptors: Internet, Federal Legislation, Access to Information, State Legislation
Connolly, Mary – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2015
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, speaking at the International Consumer Electronics Show in January, called for an open Internet which would make sure that ISPs had economic incentives to build better networks while still protecting consumers and innovators. His specific recommendations were shared with the other members of the FCC in February. One of…
Descriptors: Internet, Access to Information, Computer Mediated Communication, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy – Education Week, 2010
In its role helping the nation's schools connect to the Internet and other telecommunications services, the "E-rate" has been among the most consistent of federal programs. Funding for the "education rate" program has held at about $2.25 billion a year since it was created under the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and it covers…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Internet, Federal Legislation