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.

Disability Advisory Committee

Oct 16 2017 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

The Committee is expected to receive and consider reports and recommendations from its subcommittees.

The Internet Is The Next Frontier In Making The World Accessible To All

Location:
USA, United States

Over the past year and a half, a string of lawsuits filed on behalf of people with disabilities against companies indicates that one crucial space has been bypassed in effectively interpreting the purpose of the ADA: the internet.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For The September 2017 Open Commission Meeting

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

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

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

The Federal Communications Commission is determined to be Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing’s partner.

Celebrating the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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

On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became the law of the land. This landmark legislation gave the Federal Communications Commission a mandate to ensure access to telecommunications by Americans with hearing and speech disabilities.

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

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

Beginning in July 2018, broadcasters and pay-TV providers carrying one of the top networks must provide 87.5 hours of described programming per calendar quarter, which averages out to roughly one hour per day of description on each included network.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for July 2017 Open Meeting

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

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

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

I will focus specifically on three proceedings that were circulated during the previous Administration, that if acted upon, can significantly improve the lives of those living with a disability.

Judge Backs Making Consumer Websites Accessible to Blind

Location:
United States District Court Florida Southern District Court, 400 North Miami Avenue Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States Courthouse, Miami, FL, 33128, United States

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

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

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 Accessibility (Chairman's AAA).

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

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

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.

M-Enabling Summit

Jun 13 2017 - 8:30am - Jun 14 2017 - 3:45pm
Location:
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, 2800 Potomac Ave, Arlington, VA, 22202, United States

Promoting accessible technologies and environments for senior citizens and persons with disabilities

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

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

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.

Top 5 Groups Lobbying The FCC

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

Network neutrality continues to make headlines and draw millions of Federal Communications Commission comments, but the top organizations and companies lobbying the FCC have ...

Disability Advisory Committee

Jun 16 2017 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

At its June 16, 2017 meeting, the Committee is expected to receive and consider reports on the activities of each of its subcommittees. The Committee is also expected to receive presentations from Commission staff on matters of interest to the Committee. In addition, a reserved amount of time will be available on the agenda for comments and inquiries from the public.

Disabled Americans are less likely to use technology

Location:
Pew Research Center, 1615 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
3

More than 56 million people in the United States are living with a disability, according to the US Census Bureau. But even as a growing share of these Americans report going online or owning a smartphone, the digital divide between those who have a disability and those who don’t remains large.

FCC Acts To Improve Video Relay Service To Help Americans With Hearing And Speech Disabilities

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

The Federal Communications Commission approved new rules to improve the quality and efficiency of video relay services. Video relay services (VRS) enable people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech disabled to make calls over broadband through intermediaries using American Sign Language and a videophone. These changes respond to requests from VRS users for improved relay services – and a more robust marketplace of service providers – that are functionally equivalent to those available to hearing individuals.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For March 2017 Open Meeting

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

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the March Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 23, 2017.

Federal Communications Commission Open Meeting (July 2017)

Jul 13 2017 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

FCC approves a full agenda of items

Disability Advisory Committee Announcement Of Date, Time And Agenda Of Next Meeting

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

The first meeting of the Federal Communications Commission's Disability Advisory Committee’s second term will take place on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm Eastern Time, at the FCC’s headquarters.

FCC Settles Investigation Of Relay Service Providers

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

The Federal Communications Commission announced a $9.1 million settlement with two companies which provide telecommunications services to consumers with hearing and speech disabilities.

For the Blind, an Actual-Reality Headset

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

The eSight 3—which weighs less than a quarter of a pound and is operated by hand-held remote—captures the world through a camera system and then displays it on OLED screens that sit very close to the eyes.

FCC Seeks Nominations For Sixth Chairman's Awards For Advancement In Accessibility (Chairman's AAA)

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

The Federal Communications Commission will accept nominations for the Sixth Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman’s AAA) beginning February 13, 2017 through April 13, 2017 for products, services, technologies or practices introduced to the public between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

Petition for Waiver of Registration and Certification Requirement of Closed Captioning Rules

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

This Public Notice seeks comment on a petition filed by the Alliance for Community Media (ACM) for waiver of certain Commission registration and certification requirements for video programmers that provide video programming exclusively to public, educational, and governmental access channels (PEG channels), to the extent that such channels are exempt from the provision of closed captioning under the Commission’s rules.

Appointment of Membership for the 2017-9 Term of the Disability Advisory Committee and Announcement of Tentative Dates for DAC Meetings

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

By this Public Notice, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (Bureau or CGB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) sets a tentative date for the first 2017 meeting of the Commission’s Disability Advisory Committee (DAC or Committee) and announces the appointment of Committee members for the DAC’s second two-year term.

FCC Clears Path For Transition From TTY Technology To Real-Time Text

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

The Federal Communications Commission amended its rules to allow phone companies to replace support for an outdated form of text telephone communications, known as TTY, with support for real-time text, to provide reliable telephone communications for Americans who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or who have a speech disability.

Why Blind Americans are Worried about Trump’s Tech Policy

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

The Federal Communications Commission’s self-imposed hiatus means that a number of high-profile regulations are unlikely to be acted upon until President-elect Trump takes office, if ever. One of those issues is video description – when a narrator explains, for the benefit of the blind or visually impaired, what’s happening onscreen during a TV show or movie, squeezing his or her voice-over into the gaps between dialogue.

FCC Open Meeting (Dec 2016)

Dec 15 2016 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

We have an agenda

Sen Markey Slams GOP's Request to Chairman Wheeler

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

Sen Edward Markey (D-MA) blasted GOP calls for Federal Communication Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to avoid action on “controversial items" until the new administration.

Disability Advisory Committee Announcement Of Date, Time And Agenda Of Next Meeting

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

The next meeting of the Disability Advisory Committee will take place on Tuesday, December 6, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, at the Federal Communications Commission.

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