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Save the Date: 2014 Annual Compendium of Disability Statistics and Research-to-Policy Roundtable

August 2014 – The Disability Statistics and Demographics Rehabilitation and Research Training Center (StatsRRTC) announced two upcoming events in the Capitol Hill area this December: the Annual Compendium of Disability Statistics release briefing and the Fourth Annual Research-to-Policy Roundtable meeting. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 3, 2014, as both events plan to engage attendees with presentations and dialogue.

CSUN 2015 Call for Papers: Technology & Persons with Disabilities

August 2014 — The 2015 International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN) announced a call for papers to be considered for inclusion in the third volume of the Journal of Technology and Persons with Disabilities. Currently, CSUN is accepting paper proposals for the Scientific/Research Track and has provided a list of recommended topics including but not limited to Aging, Augmentative and Alternative Communications, Emerging Assistive Technologies, Healthcare, Education, and Information and Communications Technology.

Anvato Complies With FCC Accessibility Requirements almost 2 Years Early

August 2014 – Anvato, provider of the leading video platform and multi-device player TV Everywhere, announced that their turnkey video software has reached full compliance with the FCC’s latest closed-captioning mandate. The FCC extended IP closed-captioning to “straight-lift” video clips, montages, and video clips of programming shown live and near-live on television in July. According to Anvato, they have met these requirements, as well as captioning compliance for back-catalog content less than a month after the ruling.

NFB Calls for Accessible Voting: Online Ballot Marking

August 2014 – In preparation of the 2014 Congressional Elections, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is compelling states to make online ballot-marking systems accessible to voters with disabilities. The Uniformed and Overseas Citizen Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) requires all states allow certain U.S. citizens to vote by absentee ballot in federal elections.

Google Faculty Research Award Focuses on Accessibility

July 2014 – Google Vice President, Vint Cerf, encourages academic faculty focus on accessibility when proposing research for Google’s Faculty Research Award. The award program encourages faculty members at academic institutions to pursue research in various areas of mutual interest. Regarding Internet policy, Google is accepting applications that address the following categories:

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