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September 18, 2012 –   The Federal Communications Commission (FFC) is having a Consumer Advisory Committee meeting on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 2:00pm-4:00pm EDT.

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The Department of Justice released a report to the President and Congress on their findings from a 2010-2011 survey-based study evaluating the accessibility of federal government electronic and inf

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Wireless RERC News, Other News

The Accessible Aquarium Project at Georgia Tech is studying how to improve exhibit experiences at zoos and aquariums through the use of spoken information and music.

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Apps, Assistive Technology, Other News

September 4, 2012 – The 2013 International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN) general session call for presentations was announced.  Topics of interest include emerging as

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Emergency Communications, Other News

August 29, 2012 –The National Federation of the Blind and AccuWeather® have joined forces to provide accessible weather alerts to the blind and print disabled.  Audible weather alerts will be disse

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Wireless RERC News

The Wirelesss RERC’s Consumer Research team has just launched its updated Survey of User Needs (SUN), our cornerstone survey on wireless use and usability by people with disabilities.

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Regulatory

August 22, 2012 – The Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Access Advisory Committee (EEAC) will convene a meeting on September 14, 2012.  The EEAC was mandated by the Twenty-First Century

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Other News

August 17, 2012 – Verizon Wireless has made available a Mobile Accessibility Suite for their Android 2.2 or higher Smartphones.

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Legislative

July 26, 2012 – President Barack Obama encouraged the Nation to celebrate the contributions of American with disabilities in his presidential proclamation on the 22nd Anniversary of the

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July 26, 2012 - In an effort to increase the number of printed materials for people who are blind and low vision, ex-offenders will be trained in Braille transcription, computer skills and business

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