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.

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.

FCC to Hold Accessibility Innovations Expo Oct 23

The Federal Communications Commission announced it will host an Accessibility Innovations Expo from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 23, 2017, featuring technologies that advance accessibility for people with disabilities.

FCC, Sorenson Reach Settlement Following Outage of Video Relay Services

The Federal Communications Commission reached a settlement with Sorenson Communications following a preventable service outage that affected a communications service utilized by Americans with disabilities.

FCC Proposes to Ease Hearing Aid Compatibility Reporting Regulations for Small Wireless Carriers

The Federal Communications Commission proposed revisions to its wireless hearing aid compatibility (HAC) reporting rules to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens, particularly for non-nationwide service providers.

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

Passed 27 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act mandates equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities.

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.