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FCC Extends Comment Deadline: Rulemaking on Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming

August 2013 — The FCC released an Order in the Matter of Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 [MB Docket No. 11-154].

Wireless Use Survey

The purpose of this survey is to learn how young people (age 13-25) use wireless technology, and how this technology impacts their lives. The survey mainly focuses on cellphones, but also includes questions about other types of devices like tablet computers such as Apple's iPad, Amazon's Kindle Fire and other similar devices.

New GARI Website Launched!

August 15, 2013 - Access to mobile communications might have become a lot easier for the almost one in five people who live with a disability with the launch of a new service to help identify which smartphones and tablets provide the critical features they need to communicate.

“Getting Wireless” Challenge Yields Award-Winning Design by Virginia Tech Students

"Activ" Team Wins Silver in the 2013 UX Awards!

One of this year’s teams at Virginia Tech was awarded a Silver for “Best Accessibility Innovation” in the UX Awards 2013.  Winners were honored as part of NY Internet Week on May 21.  Now in its third year, the UX Awards are the first awards created specifically to celebrate exceptional design in digital user experience.   http://userexperienceawards.com/ux-awards-2013-winners/#activ

Access Board Provides Best Practices for Accessible Prescription Labels

July 2013 — Pursuant to Section 904 of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act, the U.S.

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