The House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday approved HR 3101, a bill that updates disability access to communications services elements of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, but with changes that address some of the issues that industry had with the bill. The legislation, the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, now goes to the House floor for a vote. A Senate version has already passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee. Among other things, the bill requires the captioning of any online video that is closed captioned on TV, and asks the FCC to study captioning of Web-original video. It also requires smart phones and other mobile devices to be accessible to those who are disabled, if that is achievable, and restores the FCC's video description rules thrown out by the courts in 2002.