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.

A Stellar Public Servant

A legend is leaving the Federal Communications Commission as the new year begins. Her name is Karen Peltz Strauss. Some of you may not have heard of her, but to the nation’s disabilities communities, she is a hero. She achieved this status the old

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Disability Advisory Committee

Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 09:00

At this meeting, the Federal Communications Commission's Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) is expected to discuss the roles and responsibilities of the Committee and its members; issues that the Committee will address; meeting schedules; and any other topics relevant to the DAC’s work.



FCC Renews Disability Advisory Committee

The Federal Communications Commission has renewed the charter for the Disability Advisory Committee. The charter became effective December 21, 2018 and provides the Committee with authorization to operate for two years from the effective date. Iss

Lawsuits Surge Over Websites’ Access for the Blind

Businesses with websites that can’t be navigated by the blind are getting pummeled with lawsuits.

FCC Acts To Improve Management Of IP Captioned Telephone Service For Americans With Hearing Loss

The Federal Communications Commission took steps to improve Internet-based relay services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and communicate by speaking.

Appointment of Membership of Third Term of the Disability Advisory Committee

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai appointed members for the third two-year term of the FCC’s Disability Advisory Committee. Will Schell, Attorney Advisor, Disability Rights Office (DRO), Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (

FCC Seeks Comments on Video Description

The Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau seeks comment on recent developments in the video description marketplace to inform a report to Congress required by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (

Smart cities could be lousy to live in if you have a disability

People with disabilities affecting mobility, vision, hearing, and cognitive function often move to cities to take advantage of their comprehensive transit systems and social services.

House Passes IDEA Act, a Bill to Improve Government’s Digital Services

The House passed by bipartisan voice vote the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act, or 21st Century IDEA, which would require agencies to improve online customer experience by making new websites more user-friendly.

FCC Seeks Nominations for Chairman's Awards in Accessibility

The Federal Communications Commission will accept nominations for the eighth Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman’s AAA).