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

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).

FCC Updates Hearing Aid Compatibility Reporting Requirements

The Federal Communications Commission today adopted a Report and Order that:

FCC Agenda for November 2018 Meeting

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, November 15, 2018:

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for Nov 2018 Open Commission Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the Nov Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, Nov 15, 2018:

Space Month at the FCC

In Nov, during what we’ve dubbed Space Month, the Federal Communications Commission will take up nine items to ensure that America leads in the New Space Age, with an emphasis on cutting through the red tape. We start with improving a satellite-en

Child Advocates to FCC: Rules Were Not Made to Be Broken

A coalition of organizations told the Federal Communications Commission that the FCC should retain its children's programming rules. The Center for Digital Democracy, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, Common Sense Kids Action, Color of Cha

FCC Eyes Change to Hearing-Disabled Call Reimbursement

The Federal Communications Commission is planning to reduce its reimbursement for hearing-impaired phone services that display a call’s text.