Oct 7, 2010: Advisory - Pres. to Sign Markey Accessibility Bill into Law

PRESIDENT TO SIGN INTO LAW REP. MARKEY’S 21ST CENTURY COMMUNICATIONS & VIDEO ACCESSIBILITIY BILL

Sweeping new law will improve access to Internet, smart phones, television, other technologies for Americans with disabilities

WASHINGTON,D.C. – President Barack Obama will sign into law tomorrow sweeping new legislation authored by Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.).  The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, which Rep. Markey introduced in June 2009, will enable Americans with disabilities to access a wide range of devices and services needed to operate and thrive in the digital era, including smart phones, Internet video through captioning of online programming, audio descriptions of television programming, emergency alerts and other technologies.

WHAT: Rep. Markey joins President Obama at the Bill Signing Ceremony for his 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act

WHEN:   Friday, October 8th at 2:00 PM

WHERE: East Room of the White House

Rep. Markey will be available to talk with reporters about the enactment of his legislation.