WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the House author of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act signed into law on October 8, 2010, today issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held its March Open Meeting to consider several topics, including implementation of aspects of the accessibility law:
At today’s meeting, the Commission continued to make excellent progress in implementing the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, the ‘ADA for the Internet’ needed to ensure that all Americans have improved access to the latest communications and video tools for competing in the 21st century job market and engaging fully in daily activities. The Americans with Disabilities Act made history 20 years ago by mandating physical ramps into buildings; now individuals with disabilities need online ramps to the Internet so they can get to the Web from wherever they happen to be.”