FCC Record, Volume 27, No. 7, Pages 5674 to 6652, May 23 - June 15, 2012 Page: 5,723
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CJ PUBLIC NOTICE
Federal Communications Commission News Media Information 202 1 418-0500
445 12m St., S.W. Internet: http:lwww.fcc.gov
Washington, D.C. 20554
Released: May 23, 2012
FCC SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL CHAIRMAN'S AWARDS FOR
ADVANCEMENT IN ACCESSIBILITY (CHAIRMAN'S AAA)
Recognizing Innovations in the Field of Accessibility and Technology
NOTICE TO PUBLIC ABOUT FCC EXHIBITION ON ACCESSIBLE TECHNOLOGY
Washington, D.C. - On May 23, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or
Commission) announced that it will accept nominations for the Chairman's Awards for Advancement in
Accessibility (Chairman's AAA) from May 31, 2012 through July 31, 2012 for products, services,
technologies or practices introduced to the public between July 31, 2011 and July 31, 2012. The
Chairman's AAA is an FCC project coordinated by the Commission's Accessibility and Innovation
Initiative (A&I Initiative) that recognizes outstanding private and public sector ventures designed to
advance accessibility for people with disabilities. These outstanding ventures include, for example, the
development of individual mainstream or assistive technologies introduced into the marketplace, the
development of standards, and the implementation of best practices that foster accessibility. The
Chairman's AAA is designed to recognize the efforts of individuals, organizations, academics, companies
and government agencies to make communication tools easier to use and more accessible to people with
disabilities, and to encourage technological innovation and accessibility in communications-related areas.
Nominations will be accepted in the following seven categories:
* Education: College/University
* Deaf-Blind Solutions
* Video Programming Device Solutions
* Geo-location Solutions
* Mobile Apps
* Consumer Empowerment Information
* Civic Participation Solutions
In conjunction with the Chairman's AAA, the FCC will display new accessible communications
technologies in its Technology Experience Center (TEC) throughout October 2012. We invite all
nominees and others who are interested in displaying their accessible innovations at the TEC to contact us
at: ChairmansAAA(tfcc.gov no later than August 1, 2012.
Description of Chairman's AAA Categories
Education: College/University- This category focuses on educational initiatives designed to teach
students about universal design (designing for the broadest possible audience, regardless of disability) and
how to incorporate accessibility into technology. Nominations will be accepted on model educational
curricula focused on universal design or innovations designed by individuals or teams of students.
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