What about the small one person/part-time hobby site? Should it be required to go to the same level of effort? The risk of someone just setting up a site for fun, and somehow failing to meet all of the qualifications of the ADA are very real.
I know that certain regulations don't apply until a business reaches a certain size. E.g.
ADA & Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when a company has 15+ employees
Age Discrimination at 20+ employees
Family Medical Leave Act (at a 50-employee threshold)
massive SEC regulations when a company goes public
Fair Labor & Standards Act triggers at $500k gross receipts
A similar threshold could absolve smaller sites from onerous development (though as a web-dev, creating an accessible site is good for SEO and broadening your audience/market, so it's good from a business sense too)
Intermediaries just need some sort of Section 230 protection, passing the responsibility up-stream. Make the video-providers responsible for captioning (and providing replacement DVDs and stream-sources). This is notably less burdensome as they likely have access to the scripts used to create the media too.
Not too concerned, having installed Linux/BSD on my Lenovo laptops. The hardware used to be good, but one had a keyboard die within the first year, and the other has flaky USB & camera issues. Sigh. Not doing Lenovo again for multiple reasons. Please don't make me go back to Dell.
“Facebook [or Google or Twitter] should obey American laws. We know what happens to countries that don’t limit extremist activity online—that’s the ‘Lenz v. Universal Music Corp.’…America doesn’t need that.”
It's perfectly within my rights to refrain from requesting things that I don't want (which ABP/NoScript/etc facilitate), no matter how strongly the server might want me to download them.
“Our competitors are using this new-fangled Internet thing to grant customers free access to manage their accounts. That's an unfair advantage over those of us who require all services to be performed over the phone or via mail!” —the old-guard a decade or two ago
But hey, at least it was just the abuse of power, sexual assault a minor and destruction of evidence. Imagine, he could have infringed the copyright of others…that's a capital offense carrying massive fines and prison-terms!