On Friday, October 8, 2010, President Obama is scheduled to sign the Twenty First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. This historic event is the result of years of dedicated advocacy by a broad coalition of disability rights organizations that work together as COAT – the Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology. Disability rights leaders will be on hand to witness the signing ceremony.
The signing ceremony is expected to start around 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The event will be webcast live. Visit the White White House live webcast page.
Here are links to earlier posts on LFLegal about the COAT legislation, which will increase the accessibility of the internet and cell phones for people with hearing and visual impairments:
- Almost Home: Senate Unanimously Passes Accessibility Bill (August, 2010)
- Thank You COAT Advocates (July, 2010)
The Law Office of Lainey Feingold salutes COAT, its member organizations, and the thousands of individuals members of those organizations who worked tirelessly to ensure passage of this important legislation.