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November 28, 2012—YouTube announced that automatic captioning will be available for YouTube videos in six languages: German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Dutch.

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November 21, 2012 - The next open meeting of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 1:00pm EST.

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John Morris, Wireless RERC research scientist, and Tracey Wallace, a speech language pathologist at Shepherd Center, presented at the 2012 American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Conven

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Four Wireless RERC papers will be featured at the 2013 International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN) in San Diego, February 25-March 2, 2013.  The papers include: A

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November 19, 2012—The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in November to implement specific provisions of the Twenty-First Century Communications

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Assistive Technology, Regulatory

November 1, 2012—The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau is seeking public input on the effectiveness of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules regarding hearing aid compatibility (HAC) of wi

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November 2, 2012 —At a meeting held on November 2, 2012 the Mobile Health (mHealth) Task Force of the Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) recommended that the FCC include and address the interests an

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October 31, 2012 —The United States Access Board has started an initiative to improve access to prescription drug labels, specifically for individuals who are blind, visually impaired or elderly, f

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October 15, 2012—In October, petitions filed by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and the Entertainment Software Association

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October 2012—Senator Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] introduced The Voter Empowerment Act of 2012 [S.3608] to the U.S. Senate in September.

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