FCC Record, Volume 27, No. 7, Pages 5674 to 6652, May 23 - June 15, 2012 Page: 5,725
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Civil Participation Solutions - This category seeks nominations on communications solutions to facilitate
participation by people with disabilities as active members in civic affairs, such as volunteering and
registering to vote.
The Chairman's AAA is open to any individual or entity in the public or private sector, or a
combination thereof. The following considerations will assist in determining the winners and honorable
* Whether the nominated effort advancing accessibility was introduced between July 31, 2011 and
July 31, 2012;
* Whether the innovation is unique and inventive;
* The disability needs addressed by the innovation;
* The number of people likely to benefit from the innovation;
* How affordable and available the innovation is for its intended users; and
* Whether recognition by the FCC Chairman is likely to foster additional innovation and
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will recognize winners and honorable mentions at a
ceremony held in October 2012 at the FCC's headquarters, Commission Meeting Room (TW-C305) at
445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC, 20554 (closest metro: Smithsonian).6 October is the anniversary of
the enactment of the CVAA and National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The ceremony also
will be webcast at www.fcc.govlive. The event will be followed by demonstrations of the winning
technologies at the Commission's Technology Experience Center.
Nominations may be self-nominated or made by a third party. The nomination should include a
brief description of the innovation, identification of the category of innovation, the date the innovation
was introduced, and why the innovation qualifies for the Chairman's Award.
Please send all nominations to: ChainnansAAA@(fccgov, between 12:01 AM May 31, 2012 and
11:59 PM July 31, 2012.
Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. The request
should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed and the requestor's contact
information. Requests for accommodations should be made as soon as possible. To request an
accommodation, send an email to fcc504ifcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs
Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
For questions or inquiries about the Chairman's AAA ceremony please contact Pam Gregory, Director,
Accessibility and Innovation Initiative, (202) 418-2498 voice, (202) 418-1169 TTY, or (845) 474-0054
video, or E-mail, Pam.Gregoryvafcc.gov or Kelly Jones, (202) 418-7078 voice, or E-mail,
Kelly.Jonesf; fcc.gov. Inquiries may also be sent to ChairmansAAA,gfcc.gov.
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6 A subsequent announcement will be made of the exact date and time of the Chairman's AAA ceremony.
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