Just the other day, Robert received an email from another blogger who also blogged about the HR3101 bill: The most pressing Accessibility issue in HTML5 today? <video>
Seems the new HTML 5 standard has a new tag called <video>. According to the article, the <video> tag will not have captioning included. The blogger, John, is aware of HR 3101 and is pushing the World Wide Web consortium, which is developing HTML 5, to get the <video> tag to include captioning. Unfortunately, so far, it will not have captioning. (The rest of the blog post is technical.)
For those who want to read more on HTML 5's video specifications;
HTML 5: video
W3C's HTML 5 video specs
HTML 5 on Wikipedia
There are a few more interesting items at the bottom of the blog, under Read More, related to accessibility and captions.