Elizabeth Lyle

Lifted By the Cloud

Location:
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

President Obama has repeatedly made clear his commitment to equal opportunity and full inclusion for people with disabilities in all aspects of life, including access to technology. He most recently made this point when he signed into law the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, which provides access to advanced technologies for people with disabilities.

CGB and WTB Release Advanced Services Accessibility Public Notice

Location:
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau released a Public Notice that seeks comment on some of the key provisions of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, which the President signed into law on October 8, 2010.

The Chairman's Award and An Online Problem-Solving Commons

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

This is the second in a series of posts seeking public input on the new Accessibility and Innovation Forum.

A Giant Leap & A Big Deal: Delivering on the Promise of Equal Access to Broadband for People with Disabilities

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
4

With broadband technologies, we have the opportunity to consider accessibility issues relatively early in the deployment process and ensure that people with disabilities share fully in the benefits of broadband. Even more, broadband "bridge[s] gaps and provide[s] opportunities that were inconceivable in the past. We cannot realize the full potential of broadband, however, unless we fully consider the needs of people with disabilities. As a threshold matter, for example, broadband needs to be defined in a way that recognizes the importance of two-way video capabilities. We also must understand and address the barriers faced by people with disabilities.

The Broadband Plan's Blueprint for Accessibility

Location:
The Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 901 G Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Silicon Flatirons conference on The National Broadband Plan and Accessibility for People with Disabilities at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in Washington, D.C. was a momentous occasion.

Recap of FCC Broadband Accessibility Workshop II

Recommendation:
2

On October 20, the Federal Communications Commission held a National Broadband Plan workshop focused accessibility issues for people with disabilities.

Broadband Opportunities for People With Disabilities

Recommendation:
2

Last week the Federal Communications Commission's National Broadband Plan team held a 90-minute town hall meeting with well over 100 participants, covering 16 sets of questions and allowed for participation via the Internet and a phone bridge. All in a day's work, you know.