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.

Chairman Pai Honors Innovators in Accessibility Communications Technology

Recognizing the importance of innovative communications technology designed for people with disabilities, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced the winners of the seventh annual Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessib

Chairman Pai's Remarks at M-Enabling Summit

[S]o long as I am Chairman, I will continue to prioritize ensuring that people with disabilities are not left behind as communications technologies advance. We want people with disabilities to be full participants in the digital revolution.

FCC Acts to Reform Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service

The Federal Communications Commission today approved an item to reform Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS), a form of telecommunications relay service (TRS) that allows individuals with hearing loss to both read captions and use

Date/Location Details: 

Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:00

At this meeting, the DAC is expected to receive and consider reports from its subcommittees on Emergency Communications; Video Programming; Technology Transitions; and Relay & Equipment Distribution.

The DAC is also expected to receive presentations from Commission staff or others on matters of interest to the Committee.



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

Date/Location Details: 

Federal Communications Commission

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

Contact

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.