Please consider designing the national broadband plan so it is accessible to people with all disabilities, including someone like me with a severe hearing disability. We require captioning of all videos and video type material. People with visual disabilities need JAWS or WindowEyes. Other disabilities have specific requirements, too. I suggest that companies working on expanding the national broadband system be directed to hire people with the necessary skills and consult with disabilty organizations so that all consumers will be able to benefit from the new system.
Ruth D. Bernstein
Center for Hearing and Communication