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Posts Tagged ‘Law’

Cities Signing Up for Mandatory Captions on All Public Televisions

Seattle, Washington, passed a bill that requires televisions in all of the city’s public spaces to show closed captioning whenever those TVs are on.  This includes bars, restaurants, fitness centers, and hospital waiting rooms. Seattle businesses already are required by law to turn on closed captioning if someone requests they be turned on. The new…

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New Laws, Technology Helping Bridge Accessibility Gaps

A new city law and a police department outreach program are working to close accessibility and communication gaps for members of New York state’s deaf and hard-of-hearing community. City Adopts New Captioning Law Rochester, NY, next month will join a handful of other cities across the United States that require businesses with televisions situated in…

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