Friday, August 7, 2009

Deaf in Other Countries Will Benefit Too

If we can get HR 3101 passed, it is not just deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States who will benefit. Deaf and hard of hearing people in other English-speaking countries will also benefit! That means countries like Canada and Great Britain. While deaf people in other countries can't write to our Congressional Representatives and Senators, they *can* join Caption Action 2 on Facebook, adding to the growing army of people who want captioning on the Internet.

Facebook *is* available outside of the United States. According to Facebook's own Statistics page, "About 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States."

1 comment:

  1. You don't need to limit yourself to those who are English speaking. As I recently argued ( ) on the Netflix community site, this is an issue that has the power to benefit non-English speaking and ESL Americans as well. It just depends on how it is implemented.