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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

by: Jamal Mazrui, Deputy Director, Accessibility and Innovation Initiative

May 9, 2013 - 02:19 PM

The FCC's Accessibility and Innovation Initiative is pleased to commemorate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) today.  Global Accessibility Awareness Day is a community-driven effort dedicated to raising the profile and heightening awareness of digital accessibility to the broadest audience possible.

Over the years, Congress has designated the FCC as the federal agency responsible for implementing various laws intended to make communication technologies more accessible to people with disabilities.  This post highlights resources toward available on www.fcc.gov.  We will also be tweeting messages with the hashtag #GAAD.

The FCC's Disability Rights Office performs most of our work in this area, and our AccessInfo service distributes email announcements about FCC news on disability-access issues.  Information on how to subscribe can be found here: www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/join-accessinfo-email-list.

In addition, the FCC's Accessibility Clearinghouse is an online database of information about accessible technology solutions.  

Below you will find links to 25 Consumer Guides that we have prepared on disability-access issues.  We hope you find this information useful:

 

Updated: May 9, 2013 - 11:29 AM
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