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FCC Still Accepting Nominations for Chairman’s Awards

March 26, 2014 in Advocacy & Access, Technology

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.

Learn more  . . .

A New Captioned Telephone Solution: Innocaption

April 18, 2013 in Captioning / Relay, Community News, Technology

A New Captioned Telephone Solution: Innocaption Innocaption

Last month a meeting was held at NVRC by a large group of individuals with hearing loss.  They learned about a promising new captioned telephone service called Innocaption, and several of them tested it.  The service is not currently available because the Federal Communications Commission has not yet acted to approve it.

To learn more and view a video taken at the meeting: http://youtu.be/oSu5DICmhMU


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Help Us Help the FCC!

December 6, 2012 in NVRC Announcements

From the Hearing Loss Association of America


Wed, 12/05/2012

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is interested in gathering more information about hearing aid compatible (HAC) phones.

How difficult is it to find a HAC phone? Are you having trouble finding a phone that works with your telecoil? Those are the kinds of questions the FCC is asking. We’d like to help them find the answers.

If you have searched for and/or purchased a cell phone in 2012, please complete this quick survey.

TAKE SURVEY

But answer soon: We plan to close the survey December 19, 2012.

Thank you. Completing this survey helps us help the FCC!


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HLAA Exhibitor: The Z

June 30, 2011 in Education & Outreach

By Marla Dougherty  6/23/11

The people from The Z had the Z Series videophones on display and ready to try out. The Z Series include the Z-20, their newest product which launched two months ago. It has HD clear quality and you can make and receive voice carry over (VCO) calls. It can also be used with a Bluetooth headset.

If you need a videophone that is simple to move around the house, the light weight Z-340 is wireless and can easily move to any location where there is Wi-Fi.  It can be connected to your television for a really big picture!  The Z-Ojo is a plug and play videophone that is capable of taking video messages. It can be  used at home or the office. For more information on the Z Series, visit their website http://zvrs.com/z-series/the-z-products