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President signs 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act

Today is a landmark day for ALA advocates and everyone who has fought to ensure that all people have access to information.

President Obama today signed the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, which requires that smart phones, television programs and modern communications technologies are accessible to people with vision and hearing loss.

No issue is dearer to the heart of the ALA mission statement than advocating for the rights of the reading impaired, and the Washington Office thanks all those who participated in federal advocacy for this particular piece of legislation.

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