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Assistive Technology, Regulatory

May 2014 — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against Purple Communications proposing a forfeiture of almost $12 million for abuse of t

Wireless RERC News, Apps, Assistive Technology, Emergency Communications, Legislative, Mobile Broadband, Regulatory, Other News

Each year, the Wireless RERC’s App Factory invites experienced organizations or individual developers based in the U.S.

Wireless RERC News, Publications / Reports

Wireless RERC researchers John Morris, PhD and Jim Mueller authored a book chapter titled Blind and Deaf Consumer Preferences for Android and iOS Smartphones, to be published by Springer L

Emergency Communications, Other News

April 2014 – The White House is currently readying for FEMA’s PrepareAthon, which will take place on April 30, 2014.

Publications / Reports

April 2014 — RespectAbility has released a report entitled “America at Risk: Job Crisis for People with Disabilities – Views on Solutions from 3839 People on the Front Lines.” The report compiles d

Other News

April 2014 — Presentations from the State of the Science Conference, sponsored by the University of New Hampshire, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Evidence Based Practice in Voc

Legislative, Other News

April 2014 — Government Technology has released an interactive map detailing legislators with the most involvement in technology-related policies and legislation.

Assistive Technology, Legislative

April 2014 — Federal contractors have filed a class action suit against the Government Services Administration (GSA) regarding the accessibility of the System for Award Management website,

Assistive Technology, Legislative

April 2014 – Robyn Powell, Attorney Advisor for the National Council on Disability (NCD), testified before the Massachusetts legislature concerning the rights of parents with disabilities.

Apps, Assistive Technology, Other News

April 2014 — Starkey has released Halo, a new hearing aid which is designed to be compatible with iPhones, iPads and iPods.


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