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June 2014 –Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman, Tom Wheeler announced a tentative agenda for July’s Open Meeting.

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June 2014 – Sprint Good WorksSM launched their Neurodiversity ID Pack, a mobile applications collection assisting consumers with neurodevelopmental disabilities and cognitive conditions,

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Emergency Communications, Other News

We need your help to make emergency alerts and warning systems accessible to people with disabilities!  People with disabilities are sometimes not considered when sending emergency alerts and infor

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Apps, Assistive Technology, Regulatory

June 2014 – Federal Communications Commissioner, Tom Wheeler, presented the 3rd Annual Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman’s AAA) at the 2014 M-Enabling Summit in Arlington

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Regulatory

June 2014 – For the first time, the Federal Communications Commission has launched a service they are calling the “ASL Consumer Support Line.” This video-based support line will engage deaf and har

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June 2014 – The National Council on Disability (NCD) has announced the addition of Phoebe Ball as their Legislative Affairs Specialist.

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Wireless RERC News, Assistive Technology

During the 2014 spring semester, 83 industrial design students at Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech participated in the Wireless RERC’s fifth annual “Getting Wireless” design challenge.

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Regulatory

June 2014 – The FCC issued a Public Notice denying petitions for exemption from closed captioning rules.  Sixteen different entities were named in the Notice, 12 of which br8adcast religious progra

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Assistive Technology, Other News

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) will hold its 2nd Annual Effective Access Technology Conference July 17-18, 2014 in Rochester, New York.

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