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Deaf-Blind Community Speaks Out Against Curtaining of IP Relay Services

Nov 15 2014

Helen Keller National Center and The American Association of the Deaf-Blind Seek Immediate Action to Prevent Service Disruption on November 14th That Threatens Ability of People Who Are Deaf-Blind to Make Phone Calls

Two-Pronged Effort Needed to Delay Cessation of IP Relay Service by Purple Communications; and for Sprint to Improve Accessibility and Function of IP Relay Service

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: The Future of the Web

Nov 4 2014

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel provided remarks on October 29, 2014, on technology accessibility and the World Wide Web. She said, in part:

For me, the history of the Web is one of inclusion. It is one that involves breaking down barriers. After all, it is our global town square. It is our individual soapbox and our shared platform for opportunity. It has forever changed the way we connect, create, entertain, educate, and govern ourselves. Looking forward, I submit that our magna carta should include access for people with disabilities. 

FCC Hosts Tutorial October 28 on Smartphones

Oct 21 2014

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host a live and online tutorial on October 28, 2014, on how to protect smartphones and other mobile devices – and the data on them – from theft and misuse. The event is timed in advance of the upcoming holiday season when people are at greater risk while shopping in crowded public locations and sales of mobile devices are high. The tutorial will be open captioned.