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Released: June 4, 2014
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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.

See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:

JUNE 4, 2014 Michael Snyder at (202) 418-0997

E-mail: mailto:Michael.Snyder@fcc.gov

FCC CHAIRMAN WHEELER TO HONOR INNOVATORS IN

ACCESSIBILITY COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY WITH ANNUAL AWARDS

Award-Winning Technology to Be Displayed at M-Enabling Summit

Washington, D.C. – FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has selected the winners of the third annual Awards for

Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman's AAA), which honor technologists who develop innovative

communications products for people with disabilities. The Chairman will present the awards at a ceremony on

Monday, June 9, 2014 at 5:15 p.m. at the M-Enabling Summit at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in

Arlington, Va. The award-winning technology will be displayed at a reception immediately following the

ceremony.

The Chairman’s AAA, a project of the FCC’s Accessibility and Innovation Initiative (A&I Initiative), recognizes

outstanding private and public sector ventures in communications technology accessibility and innovation. The

Chairman’s AAA is part of the A&I Initiative’s goal to facilitate ongoing exchanges among industry, assistive

technology companies, app developers, government representatives and consumers to share best practices and

solutions for accessible communications technologies.

Winners have been chosen for seven categories: Advanced Communication Services (ACS), Employment

Opportunities, Closed Captions, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Mobile Web Browsers, Social Media

and Video Description.

The awards ceremony is free and open to the public. Preregistration is required to attend. To preregister, send

an e-mail to ChairmansAAA@fcc.gov and sign up for expo-only access at the M-Enabling summit at www.m-

enabling.com/conreg.html.

For more information on the M-Enabling Summit, please visit www.m-enabling.com.

For more information about the FCC, visit FCC.gov.

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