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dont let congress redesign your telephone tv and computer
http://www.innovation-movement.com ^ | 6/7/2010 | staff

Posted on 07/07/2010 8:49:45 AM PDT by crescen7

Congress is considering legislation that would give government the power to mandate the features and design of every phone, computer, global positioning system (GPS), or any other device with a screen that connects to the Internet.

The bill is the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2009, or H.R. 3101, and it is gaining votes in the U.S. House. The legislation will soon face a key vote at the Energy & Commerce Committee and then by the full House of Representatives before the end of July!

While the bill’s intentions are certainly noble, the technology industry has already made great strides in designing products and services to meet the needs of the disabled, and this continues to be an important area for innovation. But as currently written, H.R. 3101 would require manufacturers and Internet service providers to make all of their products and services accessible to individuals with every single type of disability.

(Excerpt) Read more at innovation-movement.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: congress; hr3101; innovation; tyranny
As the Congressional over-reach continues, it looks like it's about to extend into one of the last remaining active sectors of innovation and productivity.
1 posted on 07/07/2010 8:49:48 AM PDT by crescen7
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To: crescen7

Kinison


2 posted on 07/07/2010 8:52:07 AM PDT by FrankR ( If we don't stand up to tyranny, the tyrants win, and we're enslaved.)
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To: crescen7


Reminds me of braille on the drive through atm keys.
3 posted on 07/07/2010 8:53:34 AM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: crescen7

“While the bill’s intentions are certainly noble...”

Oh yeah. If there’s one thing you can say about democrats, they’re NOBLE as hell. Apparently this author is a lib or a moron. Not that there’s necessarily a distinction.


4 posted on 07/07/2010 8:53:39 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: FrankR
going back to this:


5 posted on 07/07/2010 8:54:16 AM PDT by Blue Highway ("Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate)
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To: mrmeyer

Or locks on doors for business that are open 24/7.


6 posted on 07/07/2010 8:56:42 AM PDT by svcw (True freedom cannot be granted by any man or government, only by Christ.)
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To: crescen7

Ain’t gonna happen. Even obambi has financial and political interests that will stop this. No worries, folks.


7 posted on 07/07/2010 8:57:38 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever!)
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To: crescen7

More control of your life with every day that goes by.


8 posted on 07/07/2010 9:00:16 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Communism has arrived in Washington)
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To: mrmeyer

You are right BUT. I saw a car drive up to that ATM, past the keyboard and the rear window came down, an arm came out and felt for the keyboard.
A BLIND passenger, in the rear, was thus able to do her banking thing while seated IN the car on a drizzly day.
Useless to the sighted, but maybe a blessing for the blind lady.
I don’t give the government much credit, but every now and then, it may help someone. Also, what is the extra cost of molding BRAILLE into those push buttons?


9 posted on 07/07/2010 9:01:05 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: mrmeyer

why make a second set of keys when you can make one uniform keypad and have all inventory of parts be one uniform pad?


10 posted on 07/07/2010 9:02:58 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: crescen7; Oldpuppymax

“While the bill’s intentions are certainly noble”

Total lie. There is nothing noble about trying to control what you could never create. These people are small people at war against their betters. Petty tyrants.


11 posted on 07/07/2010 9:03:52 AM PDT by all the best
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To: crescen7

To hell with the disabled, they can fend for themselves!

I won’t lift one finger to help!


12 posted on 07/07/2010 9:04:04 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: FrankR

awsome image you have here -great post


13 posted on 07/07/2010 9:11:11 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: Blue Highway

in fact i’ve ordered an old desktop w/pushbuttons ‘cause portable phones don’t work when the ‘letricity is out


14 posted on 07/07/2010 9:12:57 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: Blue Highway

in fact i’ve ordered an old desktop w/pushbuttons ‘cause portable phones don’t work when the ‘letricity is out


15 posted on 07/07/2010 9:13:10 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: crescen7

Try tracing THIS, feds!

16 posted on 07/07/2010 9:17:22 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf
what is the extra cost of molding BRAILLE into those push buttons?

negligent when the decision to mold it is made by the button manufacturer, or ATM designer, or bank involved.

infinite (ie: no bounds/what's next) when made by government.

double-infinite if made by congress, given the Article 1 Section 8 thing of the constitution.

17 posted on 07/07/2010 9:22:32 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: ScottinVA

I trust those cans were made without cadmium, and the solder on the edges do not contain lead, or the EPA will have to talk to you...;)


18 posted on 07/07/2010 9:22:52 AM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the Sting of Truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: ScottinVA
Where are the Braille instructions and warnings on your device? There might be sharp edges to avoid.
19 posted on 07/07/2010 9:27:06 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

Not to mention bilingual warnings (with pictures) not to let your kids strangle themselves on the string or drown in the cans.


20 posted on 07/07/2010 9:34:04 AM PDT by farmguy
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To: crescen7

It is all about control. The Russian Communists licensed and regulated the use of typewriters so that no subversive material could be published underground.


21 posted on 07/07/2010 10:33:43 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: bmwcyle

I really believe Obama is mentally ill.


22 posted on 07/07/2010 10:49:05 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama - The anti-American dictator disguised as a President)
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To: Rapscallion

Yes he is.


23 posted on 07/07/2010 11:44:07 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Communism has arrived in Washington)
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To: Rapscallion

Yes he is.


24 posted on 07/07/2010 11:44:27 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Communism has arrived in Washington)
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