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July 2014 — In honor of World Cerebral Palsy Day, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) has announced the Change My World in One Minute Contest.

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July 2014 — President Barack Obama encouraged the nation to celebrate the 24th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in a recent Presidential Proclamation honoring the

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Legislative

July 2014 — President Barack Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) [H.R. 803], a bill to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

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July 2014 – The U.S.

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Emergency Communications, Legislative

July 2014 – With the continuous growth of emergency response on social media, the House passed the Social Media Working Group Act of 2014 [HR 4263] allowing the Department of Homel

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July 2014 – The National Council on Disability (NCD), a federal advisory committee recognized by the President and Congress, released a press release embracing the appointment of Taryn Mackenzie Wi

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Emergency Communications, Regulatory

July 2014 – The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Matter of Review of the Emergency Alert System [EB Docket No.

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Assistive Technology, Regulatory

July 2014 – The Federal Communications Commission has announced new sanctions extending closed captioning for online video content, including: “straight lift” clips, montages, live and near-live te

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Legislative

July 2014 — In June, the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate approved the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) [H.R.

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Apps, Other News

July 2014 – The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative published a new document to help developers assess the accessibility of websites in addition to web and mobile applications.

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