Federal Communications Commission
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Washington, D. C. 20554
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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
July 10, 2014
Mike Snyder, 202-418-0997
FCC HOLDING WORKSHOP ON ACCESSIBILITY AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Event to Focus on How to Make Content and Authoring Tools Accessible to People with Disabilities
Washington, D.C. – The FCC's Accessibility and Innovation Initiative will host a public event,
"Accessing Social Media," on Thursday, July 17, 2014, from 9 am to 4 pm at FCC Headquarters, 445
12th Street, SW, Washington, DC. The purpose of the event is to facilitate a collaborative, cross-sector
exchange of information about making social media tools and content accessible to people with
disabilities, including information about authoring tools, client apps and best practices.
The event will be held in the FCC's Commission Meeting Room and will include panels of industry,
consumer and government representatives, and feature technology demonstrations in an exhibit area on
the same floor.
Speakers from the following organizations have confirmed their attendance:
American Association of People with Disabilities
Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Hearing Loss Association of America
Lead On Update
National Association of the Deaf
National Federation of the Blind
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. General Services Administration
University of Colorado, Boulder
U.S. Business Leadership Network
The meeting will be webcast with open captioning at www.fcc.gov/live .
Although the event is open to the public, sending an RSVP in advance for planning purposes is
RSVP for in-person attendance, not for the webcast.
To RSVP, please send your name and
organization affiliation to AccSocMedia@fcc.gov.
The meeting site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids.
interpreters, open captioning and assistive listening devices will be provided on site.
accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests should include a
description of the accommodation and contact information, and should be made as early as possible.
minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call
the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
For more information, call Jamal Mazrui at 202-418-0069 or email email@example.com; or call Kelly
Jones at 202-418-7078 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twitter hashtag: #AccSocMedia
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