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Seeking People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing for Usability Study in Atlanta

A usability study will be held at the Center for Assistive Technology & Environmental Access (CATEA).  We will be asking for feedback on several different light, vibration and sound signals for receiving emergency messages on cell phones. 

The study will take about one hour and participants will be compensated $40 cash for their time and opinions.  It is currently scheduled for:

Georgia Tech Seeks Focus Group Participants for Emergency Alerts Research

October 2014 – In research funded by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate, Georgia Tech is holding focus groups to discuss assistive technology features, mobile devices, and how people with disabilities respond and are alerted of emergencies. Because different disability types aren’t always considered in the design of alerting systems, this cycle of research is seeking feedback from individuals who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing.

FCC Posts Two New Videos in American Sign Language

October 2014 – The FCC posted two new videos this month that include American Sign Language (ASL) interpretations of information concerning emergency services and the FCC’s Advanced Video Communications Platform and in ASL Video. The original video that was posted in June 2014 provided information about the launch of an ASL Consumer Support Line that allows people who are deaf and hard of hearing to use the service via videophone.

FCC Releases Rules to Improve Closed Captioning

February 2014 — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Report and Order (R&O) and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FRPRM) In the Matter of Closed Captioning of Video Programming [CG Docket No.

FCC Issues Notice of Apparent Liability of Forfeiture to T-Mobile

04.18.12 – The FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability For Forfeiture proposing a forfeiture of $819,000 against T-Mobile for violating the FCC’s rules for hearing aid compatible mobile handsets [47 CFR §20.19 (c)(2)(d)(2)].


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