FCC Chapter: 9.9
The Federal Communications Commission should establish an Accessibility and Innovation Forum.
The Accessibility and Innovation Forum could allow manufacturers, service providers, assistive technology companies, third-party application developers, government representatives and others to learn from consumers about their needs, to share best practices and to demonstrate new products, applications and assistive technologies.
The forum could hold workshops to share and discuss breakthroughs by technologists, engineers, researchers and others that promote accessibility.
The Chairman of the FCC, in conjunction with the forum, could also present an annual Accessibility and Innovation Award recognizing innovations by industry, small business, individuals and public-private partnerships that have made the greatest contribution to advancing broadband accessibility.
The forum could have an ongoing web presence to allow participants to share information about public and private accessibility efforts and discuss accessibility barriers and inaccessible products.