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FCC Accepting Nominations for the Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility

05.23.12 – The FCC has begun accepting nominations for the Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman’s AAA).  The awards are “designed to recognize the efforts of individuals, organizations, academics, companies and government agencies to make communication tools easier to use and more accessible to people with disabilities, and to encourage technological innovation and accessibility in communications-related areas.” Nominations are due by July 31, 2012 and can be made for various categories including education, deaf-blind solutions, video programming device solutions, geo-locations solutions, mobile apps, consumer empowerment information, and civic participation solutions. Nominations can be sent to mailto:chairmansaaa@fcc.gov.  Winners will be recognized during a ceremony held at the FCC headquarters during October 2012.  In addition to this event, the FCC is inviting nominees and other interested parties to display their “new accessible communications technologies” at the FCC Technology Experience Center during the month of October.  Those interested in displaying their work are asked to email mailto:chairmansaaa@fcc.gov by August 1, 2012. [Source: FCC]

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