FCC Still Accepting Nominations for Chairman’s Awards
FCC Accepting Nominations for Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility; Deadline Is April 15
by: Jamal Mazrui, Deputy Director, Accessibility and Innovation Initiative
March 21, 2014
*The deadline for nominations for Chairman’s AAA has been extended from March 31 to April 15. This blog post has been edited to reflect the deadline change.
One of the most cherished missions of the FCC is helping to bridge the accessibility gap in communications technologies. Entrusted by Congress with various regulatory responsibilities intended to raise the baseline level of accessibility found in communication technologies and advanced services enabled by the Internet, the FCC in recent years has developed additional non-regulatory approaches to buoy its efforts to achieve these goals. To that end, the Accessibility and Innovation (A&I) Initiative was created to promote collaborative problem-solving on accessibility among academic, industry, consumer and government sectors. A signature project of the A&I Initiative is the Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman’s AAA) to recognize innovators for contributions to accessible technology.