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ROK Supports Communications and Video Accessibility Act

October 19, 2010

The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, has now been signed into U.S. law by President Obama. This move was applauded by ROK Global.

The U.K.-based technologies, applications and services company has welcomed the implementation of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, which comes 20 years after the creation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Individuals with visual impairments and other disabilities such as dyslexia can leverage technologies to enjoy greater and easier access to the internet and other areas of the digital world.

ROK Global has developed one such technology called as ROKTalk, a multi-language text-to-speech service for websites.

Jonathan Kendrick, chairman of ROK, said that until date most laws designed to ensure equal treatment for Americans with disabilities did not focus on Web access and instead focused primarily on physical, real-world access.

ROK realizes that the Internet is an essential medium for communications, whether for employment purposes, education or leisure, and Kendrick said this is the reason they developed ROKTalk.

The company sees this as a perfect product to help support the implementation of this new legislation.

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

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