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On June 8, 2012, the FCC Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau announced that it has selected the Perkins School for the Blind (Perkins) to conduct national outreach efforts to promote the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP). For this effort, Perkins is partnering with the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults; FableVision, Inc.; and other national and local consumer groups, parent groups, agencies, and associations.
The NDBEDP pilot program will run for two years, with an option for the Commission to extend the program for another year. Perkins will conduct national outreach efforts for the duration of the NDBEDP pilot program, as described in its proposal. Perkins and its partners will begin these activities on July 1, 2012. The Commission also anticipates launching the NDBEDP pilot program on or around July 1, 2012.
Links to the Public Notice:
For more information, contact Jackie Ellington, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, 202-418-1153, e- mail Jackie.Ellington@fcc.gov; or Rosaline Crawford, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, 202-418-
2075, e-mail Rosaline.Crawford@fcc.gov.