Accessibility for the Disabled

To allow Americans with disabilities to experience the benefits of broadband, hardware, software, services and digital content must be accessible and assistive technologies must be affordable.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For The September 2017 Open Commission Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the September Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 26, 2017:

Remarks Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai At Telecommunications For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing, Inc. Biennial Conference

The Federal Communications Commission is determined to be Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing’s (TDI) partner and meet this moment.

Celebrating the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became the law of the land.

FCC Increases Amount Of Required Video Described Programming On Top-Rated Broadcast and Nonbroadcast Networks

The Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules to ensure Americans who are blind or visually impaired have access to more video described programming.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for July 2017 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the July Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 13, 2017:

Remarks of Commissioner Mignon Clyburn at the Disability Advisory Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C

Let me begin by expressing how pleased I am to see the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) move rapidly to certify states and territories for participation in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distrib

Judge Backs Making Consumer Websites Accessible to Blind

US District Judge Robert Scola ruled that grocery chain Winn-Dixie Stores must make its website accessible to the blind, following an unprecedented trial over a gray area of accessibility law.

FCC Chairman Pai Honors Innovators In Accessibility Communications Technology

Recognizing innovative communications technology designed for people with disabilities, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced winners and honorable mentions of the sixth annual Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibi

Remarks Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai At The M-Enabling Summit, Arlington, VA

As long as I’m Chairman, I can assure you that the Federal Communications Commission will continue to be an active and enthusiastic participant in the M-Enabling Summit.

FCC: MVPDs Must Comply With Second Screen Accessibility by July 10

Multichannel video programming distributors (pay-TV providers) have a July 10 deadline for making their TV Everywhere programming more accessible to the blind and visually impaired everywhere.