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.

Technology improves for people with disabilities as firms respond to moral, legal demands

Over the last few years, Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft have leveraged artificial intelligence, computer vision and advances in voice recognition to deliver tools to assist blind individuals and people who are deaf, have motor impairments o

Sponsor: 

Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau and the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau

Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:30 to 16:30

The PSAP RTT Education Day will provide information to PSAPs and other emergency communications systems about RTT features and benefits for emergency response personnel and consumers (including consumers with disabilities); best practices for processing RTT requests from service providers; and ways to implement the RTT service feature. Among other things, panels will address regulatory policy, PSAPs’ experiences with RTT testing, and RTT infrastructure issues. There will be a live demonstration of the use of RTT and opportunities for interaction by and with the audience.



Sponsor: 

Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Wed, 10/03/2018 - 09:00

At this meeting, the Disability Advisory Committee is expected to receive and consider reports and recommendations from its subcommittees.

The DAC may also receive briefings from FCC staff on issues of interest to the Committee and may discuss topics of interest to the committee, including, but not limited to, matters concerning communications transitions, telecommunications relay services, emergency access, and video programming accessibility.

This agenda may be modified at the discretion of the DAC Chair and Designated Federal Officer



FCC Announces Anticipated Disability Advisory Committee Renewal and Membership Solicitiation

By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission announces the anticipated renewal of its Disability Advisory Committee (Committee) and solicits applications for membership on the Committee, subject to renewal of the Committee’s charte

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

Sponsor: 

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: