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On December 1, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission announced the 2021 winners of the FCC Chair's Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (FCC Chair's AAA) at a virtual ceremony.  The awards, which began in 2011, recognize individuals, products, services, standards and other innovative developments that improve the experience of people with disabilities in telecommunications and technology.

This year, the FCC's Chair's AAA honors innovative practices, technologies, and organizations that have creatively leveraged communications and broadband technology during the pandemic, to break down accessibility barriers so that everyone is able to participate equally in our connected world.  The 2021 winners include Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind, Apple-iOS 14 , and the Communication Services for the Deaf – COVID ASL Hotline.

Links to the Press Release:
URL:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-names-winners-chairs-awards-advancements-accessibility  
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-378363A1.docx   
PDF:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-378363A1.pdf   
Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-378363A1.txt  

For questions or inquiries about the Chair’s AAA, contact Deandrea Wilson (202-391-6266), Chantal Virgile (202-418-0056) or call the ASL Consumer Support Line at 1-844-432-2275 via videophone.  Inquiries may also be sent to FCCAAA@fcc.gov.  For more information about the Chair’s AAA, visit: https://www.fcc.gov/FCCAAA.   

Wednesday, December 1, 2021