On the 20th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act 1990, the House passed the bill with an overwhelming majority, 348 for to 23 against. The bill was presided over by Rep Jim Langevin, the first quadriplegic elected to the House, after the rostrum was made wheelchair accessible. A similar bill has recently passed the Senate’s Commerce Committee, meaning that the bills are close to becoming law.
Among the provisions of the Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2009 are:
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