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house Bill H.R. 3691

Should TSA Signs be Accessible to Passengers Who Don’t Speak English or Have Impaired Vision or Hearing?

Argument in favor

Air travel is already stressful enough without language, visual, or hearing impairments getting in travelers’ ways. While many realities of air travel can’t be helped, TSA can make it slightly less stressful by making its signage accessible to everyone.

burrkitty's Opinion
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09/26/2019
I don’t see why not. I travel a lot and in other countries the signage is frequently in 5 or 6 languages plus the local language. Mandarin, English, Spanish, French, Hindi-Urdu, Bengali, and Arabic and you’ve covered a lot of the people on earth. Remember America is the oddball with it being commonplace to only speak one language. Most places 2 or 3 is common. Some places kids learn up to 6 just from multi-culture exposure. Two-thirds of the world's population share only 12 native languages. So it’s not hard.
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Em's Opinion
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09/26/2019
We have seen time and time again that if it isn't required, companies won't do it. Please support this requirement that signage, audio, video, etc. be accessible to disabled people and non-English speakers. If we don't require it, it will not be done voluntarily, and disadvantaged people will continue to be excluded, denied access, and discriminated against.
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Ian's Opinion
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09/26/2019
Yes. I believe part of the answer of this question falls under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
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Argument opposed

This bill isn’t necessary because the TSA is already implementing plans to make its signage accessible to those with vision and hearing impairments and non-English speakers.

Doug's Opinion
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09/26/2019
Mandating this requirement would effectively mean this information would have to be translated in to every language on the planet. There is technology available today that will allow folks to translate these items on their own.
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Bob's Opinion
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09/26/2019
Rather than improving its signage and accessibility, the TSA should be abolished.
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David's Opinion
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09/26/2019
So is this what representatives do? Find out what new policies are already being implemented and the create a law saying to do that so they can go back to their districts a have something to show for their time in office. Quit messing around and fix our immigration system and trade agreements.
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    I don’t see why not. I travel a lot and in other countries the signage is frequently in 5 or 6 languages plus the local language. Mandarin, English, Spanish, French, Hindi-Urdu, Bengali, and Arabic and you’ve covered a lot of the people on earth. Remember America is the oddball with it being commonplace to only speak one language. Most places 2 or 3 is common. Some places kids learn up to 6 just from multi-culture exposure. Two-thirds of the world's population share only 12 native languages. So it’s not hard.
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    This bill is not necessary.
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    We have seen time and time again that if it isn't required, companies won't do it. Please support this requirement that signage, audio, video, etc. be accessible to disabled people and non-English speakers. If we don't require it, it will not be done voluntarily, and disadvantaged people will continue to be excluded, denied access, and discriminated against.
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    Yes. I believe part of the answer of this question falls under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
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    Mandating this requirement would effectively mean this information would have to be translated in to every language on the planet. There is technology available today that will allow folks to translate these items on their own.
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    Air travel is already stressful enough without language, visual, or hearing impairments getting in travelers’ ways. While many realities of air travel can’t be helped, TSA can make it slightly less stressful by making its signage accessible to everyone.
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    Rather than improving its signage and accessibility, the TSA should be abolished.
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    I mean, it allows others to understand it, so I don’t see why not. There’s no negative impacts I see that this legislation could cause.
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    Give me info to be a yea...
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    Why isn’t this already done? I forgot, we (the United States) are so arrogant we think everyone has to adjust and accommodate to our standards. Others individual language and signage needs don’t count.
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    Obviously those signs need to be easily read by everyone including the disabled.
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    Of course! They are usually rude and treat most passengers as herds of cattle so any sign that makes life traveling better go for it! I won’t be traveling anymore because of the TSA actions!!
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    Abolish TSA no need for signs
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    Yes! TSA signs should be accessible by the visually impaired! It’s absurd that this needs legislation. Doesn’t the ADA cover this?
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    This has to be one of the dumbest questions possible. Is this a sign of our TSA intelligence?
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    Again? Why is legislation required for signs? Yes of course they should but why is common sense ignored. Maybe if fewer bills were introduced and a sense of altruism were encouraged. Yes, I am a delusional idealist
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    Of course, otherwise they violate the Americans with Disabilities Act!
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    This is common sense.
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    This bill would require the TSAs to have materials in various languages so that travelers who do not speak English can be told what the various actions that TSAs are asking them to do mean and the reasons for them! To see the info on a bill not given on this page, click on bottom left side in blue "Full text of bill."
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    Again with the no brained question of course they should provide those signs
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