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On June 13, 2017, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the winners and honorable mentions of the sixth annual Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman's AAA).  The Chairman's AAA recognizes outstanding private and public sector ventures in communications technology accessibility and innovation.

Winners and Honorable Mentions of 2017 Chairman’s AAA:

  • Winner: Ava App for People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Winner: Facebook - Automatic Alt Text (AAT)
  • Winner: Facebook - Automatic Alt Text (AAT)
  • Winner: The Integrated Described Video Best Practices Guide
  • Winner: Amazon – VoiceView
  • Honorable Mention: Aira App
  • Honorable Mention: Teach Access

View the press release below for a full description of each winner and honorable mention:

Press Release:
Word: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0613/DOC-345332A1.docx
PDF:    http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0613/DOC-345332A1.pdf
Text:   http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0613/DOC-345332A1.txt

For more information about the Chairman's AAA, please visit https://www.fcc.gov/general/chairmans-awards-advancements-accessibility.  For those using videophones and fluent in American Sign Language, you may call the ASL Consumer Support Line at 844‐432‐2275.

Updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019