I wholeheartedly support provisions in S-1822 mandating accessibility
of equipment and network services (provided that the blind are
consulted on what "accessibility" means). However, I am far less
certain that we should go out on a limb respecting closed-captioning
(with which we have little to do) and/or descriptive video services.
In testimony I'm sending to Tim and Brian, the A.C.L.U.
argues that descriptive video services, if compelled, would
violate the First Amendment of the Constitution. I think
A.C.L.U. may well be correct, despite the custodial tone of
Let's support equal access; let's not go off the deep end!
-- Mike Freeman < K 7 U I J > Internet: email@example.com
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