After CNN’s motion failed in 2012 to dismiss GLAAD claims under California’s anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation statute, CNN appealed to the Ninth Circuit. The three federal judges who made up the panel stated, “Numerous recent cases have discussed the DPA’s applicability to virtual spaces like websites, but there is no conclusive California authority on point.”
So now the question is, Will the California Supreme Court weigh in on the GLAAD versus CNN appeal?
The Internet is a dynamic place where the playing field can be leveled for those seeking and sharing information about any given topic. It seems only reasonable folks with disabilities are attempting to gain full access to the ever-changing landscape of possibilities we call “the web.”
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CART Services to be Donated at Conference for Late-Deafened Adults
Columbia, S. C., October 17, 2012
CompuScripts Captioning, Inc. is proud to announce that they will be exhibiting their services at ALDAcon 2012, a conference hosted by the Association of Late-Deafened Adults, October 17-21 in Columbia, S. C. In addition to greeting visitors in the exhibition hall, CompuScripts will also be donating two sessions of CART. Communication Access Realtime Translation services provide captioning of the spoken word in the classroom, boardroom, courtroom, and other environments for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.
Deborah Dusseljee founded CompuScripts to offer services to various entities in need of effective communication with predominantly hard-of-hearing and Deaf persons to include real-time closed captioning, offline and live display captioning, CART, subtitling, and text-streaming. Deborah was instrumental in launching the closed captioning of local news programming in the Columbia area through her work as the Shatter Silence Committee Chair for Quota International’s local chapter. Later, Deborah worked with the South Carolina Association of the Deaf in launching realtime closed captioning services for the South Carolina Senate and House of Representatives, as well as four news stations located throughout the state. Since its founding, CompuScripts has provided complimentary CART services to local charitable organizations.
“Today, CompuScripts’ community involvement extends to supporting the Oliver Gospel Mission, Harvest Hope, Heartworks, and Pets, Inc.,” Ms. Dusseljee said. “We believe this helps us stay connected with South Carolina area residents and helps to create a more tightly-knit community.”
G3ict Lauches Global Briefing Tour
June 4, 2012, the FCC hosted the inaugural session of the M-Enabling Global Briefing Tour entitled “New Milestones for Mobile Accessibility: How Innovation Benefits Users and Transforms the Global Accessible and Assistive Technologies Eco-System.” The G3ict is an advocacy initiative of the United Nations Global Alliance for ITC and Development.
With the fast-pace of new apps and services appearing on the market for mobile users, there are many opportunities for the aging population and persons with disabilities to benefit from the latest innovations for mobile phones and tablets. Click here to access the open captioned archive for this informative exchange among mobile and accessibility experts as they discuss global accessible and assistive technologies.