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CEA Appointed to Disability Advisory Committee

February 2015 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association that represents the U.S. consumer electronics industry, was appointed as an inaugural member to the FCC’s Disability Advisory Committee (DAC). In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the DAC will provide policy guidance to the FCC and assist in educating the public on disability-related matters, facilitating the participation of consumers with disabilities. Author of the currently used closed captioning protocol, CEA will contribute to DAC recommendations concerning the accessibility of closed captioning and video description, access to televised emergency information, and other related issues.

CEA vice president of regulatory affairs Julie Kearney stated, “As the leading technology trade association representing over 2,000 consumer electronics companies, we are dedicated to ensuring that innovative technologies and services are accessible to people with disabilities. We applaud the chairman and the commissioners for their commitment to this issue and we look forward to working with the DAC to better meet the needs of people living with disabilities.”

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