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The Wireless RERC filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in response to their Public Notice In the Matter of Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Seeks Commen

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Emergency Communications, Regulatory

December 12, 2012 — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking [FCC 12-149] that proposed rules requiring all wireless carriers and providers of Int

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Assistive Technology, Other News

December 10, 2012 — Ayanna Howard, a Georgia Tech professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Hae Won Park, a Georgia Tech graduate student, have developed and created Access4Kids with th

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Regulatory

December 10, 2012 — Julius Genachowski, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman, recently announced the creation of the Technology Transitions Policy Task Force that will work to answer th

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Apps, Regulatory

December 2012— On December 19, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Chairman Julius Genachowski will present the FCC’s Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility to eight p

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Assistive Technology, Other News

December 6, 2012 — Amazon announced that early next year the accessibility features, “Voice Guide” and “Explore by Touch,” will be introduced to the standard definition Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire

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Emergency Communications, Other News

December 6, 2012—The four largest wireless carriers in the U.S.—AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile—have made the commitment to accelerate the deployment of text-to-911 services, starting with

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Legislative

December 4, 2012— The Senate vote of 61-38 on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was five votes short of the required two-thirds majority.  Senators that oppose the treaty, s

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Legislative

December 3, 2012 — In a Presidential Proclamation, President Barack Obama announced December 3, 2012 as International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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Legislative

December 3, 2012 — Representative Michael Honda (D-CA) introduced the Health Care Innovation and Marketplace Technologies Act of 2012 (H.R. 6626).

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