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06.13.2012 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Television Data Systems Subcommittee has formed a new working group to examine the effects of Internet-delivered closed captioning in relatio

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03.23.12 – The Federal Chief Information Officer has released the report “Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People” outlining a strategy for governme

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05.23.12 – The FCC has begun accepting nominations for the Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman’s AAA).  The awards are “designed to recognize the efforts of individuals, or

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Legislative

05.17.2012 – President Barack Obama urged the Senate to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which was adopted by the United Nations on in 2006 and signed by the United

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05.21.12 – The Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has issued a notice inviting applications for funding opportunities concerning technology and media services for

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Wireless RERC News, Mobile Broadband, Regulatory

05.31.2012 – The Wireless RERC filed comments with the Department of Commerce “In the Matter of Computer and Internet Use Supplement to the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey” [FR Doc.

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Wireless RERC News

Jim Mueller, co-project director for the Wireless RERC’s User-Centered Research project , presented samples from the “Getting Wireless: Exploring Universal Design in Wireless Technologies” student

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06.05.2012 – Tactus Technology gave the first public demonstration of Tactile Layer, at the 2012 Display Week in Boston, Massachusetts.  Tactile Layer is a “deformable tactile surface” “with real p

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Apps

06.04.2012 – NFB-NEWSLINE, a service sponsored in part by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), launched a free Apple app allowing users to access the NFB-NEWSLINE free audible newspaper serv

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