Actually, we may already have returned to the past. When the National Association of the Deaf relaunched their website, it included blogs. One of the blogs drew a comment that gives added fire to the Caption Action 2 grassroots movement. On a blog by Slinkerwink, "What's the Latest with Internet Captioning," commenter Sheena wrote:
I graduated from CSUN last year and ALREADY, professors are giving online video assignments to students. I had several assignments where I was forced to find my hand in the air asking the teacher to give me a different kind due to having no cc/subtiles. That moment struck me as this will be happening more frequent as the world of Internet/online streaming media advances. The students shouldn't have to put up with this.Also check out the NAD's vlog on the 21st Century Act, "Support the 21st Century Act" (signed, no captions, but there is accompanying text).
Parents of deaf and hard of hearing children need to throw their combined weight behind this bill, because it is their deaf and hard of hearing children's education that is going to be seriously affected if this bill does not become law!!