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August 2014 – The Federal Communications Commission released a public notice informing citizens of an adopted order requiring closed captioning of internet video clips [MB Docket No.

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August 2014 – In preparation of the 2014 Congressional Elections, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is compelling states to make online ballot-marking systems accessible to voters with dis

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Wireless RERC News, Apps, Assistive Technology

Featured in this month’s Special Needs App Review, the Smart Steps mobile app helps to support users with cognitive challenges through guided decision making and individualized feedback.

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July 2014 – Google Vice President, Vint Cerf, encourages academic faculty focus on accessibility when proposing research for Google’s Faculty Research Award.

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Assistive Technology, Other News

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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Regulatory

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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