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FCC Seeks Nominations for Awards for Advancements in Accessibility

February 2014 — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has begun accepting nominations for the third annual Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman’s AAA).  The awards are designed to “honor outstanding private and public sector ventures that advance accessibility for people with disabilities.” Nominations may be made for mainstream or assistive technologies, standards, or best practices for the following areas:

  • Advanced Communications Services
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Mobile Web Browsers
  • Social Media
  • Closed Captions
  • Video Description

Nominations are due on March 31, 2014 and can be sent to charimansAAA@fcc.gov. Winners will be honored at a ceremony to be held in June 2014.

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