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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…

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Senate Committee hears ‘equal access is equal opportunity’

At a hearing held yesterday, the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee learned that one of the key ways to improve access to the Internet and technology for the deaf and blind is the interoperability of search engines and devices. July 25th marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans…

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ACRL and ALA call for increased public access to federally funded research

The American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) today submitted comments to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) supporting increased public access to research funded by federal science and technology agencies. The ALA and ACRL have long believed that ensuring…