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Released: July 10, 2014


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



July 10, 2014

Mike Snyder, 202-418-0997



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:

ABILITY Magazine


Adobe Systems

Ai Squared

American Association of People with Disabilities

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Brick Advantage

Danya International



Hearing Loss Association of America


Lead On Update

National Association of the Deaf

National Council

on Disability

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

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

The meeting site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids.

Sign language

interpreters, open captioning and assistive listening devices will be provided on site.

Other reasonable

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: 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; or call Kelly

Jones at 202-418-7078 or email

Twitter hashtag: #AccSocMedia


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