President to comment on employment report; sign measure to help the blind use the InternetBy AP
Friday, October 8, 2010
President to talk jobs, small business
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will offer his thoughts on the government’s latest employment report after he tours a small business in suburban Washington.
Friday’s visit to Bladensburg, Md., comes after the Labor Department released its September job figures showing that the economy shed another 95,000 jobs in September, although the overall unemployment rate held steady at 9.6 percent.
Later, following a meeting with senior advisers, the president will sign into law the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010.
The measure sets federal guidelines for the telecommunications industry assuring that the blind will have access to the Internet through improved smart phones. Also, over time, more than 60 hours a week of video programming must have audio descriptions.
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