Obama Enacts The Communication and Video Accessibility Act 

Date: Oct. 8, 2010

While we've made the great strides in the advancement of consumer technology, the impaired struggle to earn their fair share. Obama took heed of his “change” principals and created the 21st Century Communication and Video Accessibility Act—a law that "will make it easier for people who are deaf, blind or live with a visual impairment to do what many of us take for granted," he says. The legislation puts pressure on tech manufacturers to offer intuitive enhancements such as video closed captioning, plus Internet and e-mail accessibility for the visually handicapped. It also pushes for smartphone manufacturers to implement more robust UIs, therefore making the law a benefit for both disabled and enabled patrons. Salute that man.