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S.556: Air Carrier Access Amendments Act
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||transportation and public works|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Tom Harkin, D-Iowa|
|Introduced||March 13, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||May 14, 2013|
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|See it on||C-SPAN|
- Bill introduced in the Senate
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill signed into law
Air Carrier Access Amendments Act - Requires domestic and foreign air carriers to ensure that all visually displayed entertainment programming available to flight passengers is accessible to individuals with disabilities, including by making available open captioning (openly displaying text on a shared video monitor), closed captioning (displaying text through an individual video monitor), and video description (audio-narrated descriptions through individual or shared monitors) for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired, as the case may be.
Requires in addition that all individual video displays to flight passengers of entertainment programming or information that are operated primarily by use of touchscreens or other contact-sensitive controls include a mechanism allowing individuals with disabilities to operate such displays independently in accordance with standards the Access Board shall establish.
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(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|May 14, 2013||Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Hearings held.|
|March 13, 2013||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1792-1793)|