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 To Hold Open Commission Meeting Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, June 7, 2018: 

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for May 2018 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the May Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 10, 2018:

Remarks of Commissioner Mignon Clyburn at the Disability Advisory Committee

[Speech] With more than 50 million people identified as having a disability in this country, it is critical that both legacy communications services and those new and emerging technologies are accessible to all.  That is why I believe we must disc

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Clyburn at Consumer Advisory Committee

[Speech] My approach when it comes to public safety issues, has been shaped by three, key guiding principles: people with accessibility and access challenges must benefit; we should do all we can to educate every consumer about these safety benefi


Federal Communications Commission

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 09:00 to 15:30


Elaine Gardner
DAC Designated Federal Officer
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Disability Rights Office
(202) 418-0581 (voice)
[email protected]

Half a Century Later – An Alternative to Teletypewriter (TTY)

AT&T is pleased to announce the launch of a new service – Real-time Text (RTT) – that replaces teletypewriter (TTY) and brings communications for people with hearing loss and speech disabilities into the 21st Century.

Public outcry causes Google to rethink banning powerful “accessibility” apps

A month ago, Google started warning developers about a coming crackdown on apps that use the Android accessibility APIs for things other than accessibility.

FCC Improves Phone Accessibility for People with Hearing Loss

The Federal Communications Commission approved updates to various Commission rules for hearing aid compatibility and volume control on wireline and wireless telephones.

Remarks of Commissioner Clyburn, Accessibility Innovations Expo

As you visit the booths and exchange ideas, remember: we simply cannot afford to leave anyone behind in this 21st Century, internet-based economy.

Remarks By FCC Chairman Ajit Pai At The Disability Advisory Committee Meeting

When I spoke to you in March, I noted that the Commission was about to vote on an order to improve VRS interoperability, quality, and efficiency.