Legal and Technological Issues in Making Content Accessible to Individuals with Disabilities

Date: October 19, 2010
Duration:  60 minutes
Committee: Individual Rights and Responsibilities Committee
Download:  Audio

About the Program

Twenty years after the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2009 (H.R. 3101) and the Senate is considering similar legislation.  Participants in this program will learn about:

  • The content of the legislation;
  • The intersection of technological and legal issues related to making content accessible for persons with disabilities; and
  • Jurisdictional issues involved in multi-platform disability accessibility.

Please note: The ABA is not requesting CLE accreditation for this program. However, if interested, you may be able to apply for credit directly with your state bar(s). Please contact your state bar for regulations and guidelines.

Program Faculty

Joshua N. Pila, Regulatory Counsel, LIN Media (Providence, RI)

Ann West Bobeck, Senior VP and Deputy General Counsel, National Association of Broadcasters (Washington, D.C.)
Matthew Gerst, Counsel, CTIA- The Wireless Association (Washington, D.C.)
Diane B. Burstein, VP and Deputy General Counsel, National Cable & Telecommunications Association (Washington, D.C.)
Mark Richert, Director, Public Policy, American Federation for the Blind (Washington, D.C.)