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

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Assistive Technology, Emergency Communications, Regulatory

July 2013 — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Public Notice announcing that the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has filed a “petition for rulemaking requesting the

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Assistive Technology, Regulatory

July 2013 — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) in the Matter of Speech-to-Speech and Int

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Legislative, Regulatory

July 2013 — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn addressed the FCC in commemoration of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  In her addres

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Wireless RERC News, Assistive Technology, Regulatory

In 2005, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began implementing new rules to make cell phones "compatible" with hearing aids and cochlear implants.

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July 18, 2013 — The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) has announced a final priority and award application for a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC

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Emergency Communications, Publications / Reports, Regulatory

July 2013 —The Emergency Access Advisory Committee (EAAC) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a report outlining “gaps in NENA i3 NG9-1-1 specifications related to EAAC Accessib

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July 2013 — HumanWare has announced the release of Prodigi, a personal vision assistant designed to be a “more affordable and intuitive visual aid than the traditional CCTV-based electronic magnifi

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Wireless RERC News

The Wireless RERC is pleased to announce that users can now personalize their news experience by creating an account at www.wirelessrerc.org.

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July 2013 — The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) announced that they are accepting nominations for the 2014 Access Awards, due by August 30, 2013.  The awards are given annually to honor ind

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