Government mandating digital television information
After Claire's arrival we drove to Sea Point where we spent the night.Sea Point is next to the sea and really I had a clear view of the sea.
The federal government and many state governments have passed freedom of information laws that require public meetings to be open and public documents to be available to citizens, including reporters, simply for the asking. public is one of the most literate in the world, with a literacy rate reaching 97 percent.Many everyday home consumers appreciate the widespread availability of captioning, its quality, and its convenience.That’s where the National Captioning Institute comes in.I got nervous when I thought of presenting before the MPs, and I felt proud at being invited by the Safety and Security Portfolio Committee.Adele [the Director of Gun Free South Africa] and myself left her home at 16h15 to Joburg International Airport. On board the flight I was relaxed because I was sitting next to Adele and she comforted me. We waited a couple of minutes for Claire's arrival because we were not on the same flight.Absent this design and development approach, people with disabilities are left behind and are forced to play catch-up — an expensive and undesirable path. experience of ways to ensure access and usability in technology.
It is important to note that no matter what the stage of development of the communications infrastructures — such as wire line or broadband or wireless networks or the television delivery infrastructure — disability advocates and interested others can work to ensure that barriers are removed or, just as importantly, are not created as technology infrastructures advance. Examples are provided of influencing legislation and standards, and working directly with government and industry representatives to achieve accessible and usable information and communication technologies for people with disabilities.
The key catalyst is reported — how it is essential to have people with disabilities and their family members involved as policy changers to secure institutional change.
This paper does not discuss the indirect discrimination against people with disabilities that results from a lack of affordable technology in the marketplace or a lack of availabile technology that may occur as a result of multiple non-disability factors, such as: no delivery infrastructure; low overall employment; war or other extreme factors.
From its independence from England into the twenty-first century, the U. press has operated without fear of prior restraint and with little fear of lawsuits resulting from coverage of governmental issues or public officials.
Toward the end of the twentieth century, however, libel suits and libel law for private persons and corporations was less favorable to newspapers.
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has the potential both to enhance access for people with disabilities and to contribute to creating barriers.