Log in
E-mail
Password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON

4-Traders Homepage  >  News

News

Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesHot NewsMost Read NewsRecomm.Business LeadersCalendar 

FCC - Federal Communications Commission : Innovation in Voting Accessibility

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
03/07/2014 | 07:44pm CEST
by: Sherry Dawson, Deputy Chief, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division, Consumer and Governmental Affiars Bureau

Voting is a right we Americans value, and most of the time it's fairly easy for most of us to participate in the electoral process. However, have you ever considered the challenges that come with using a voting machine if you have trouble reading, are blind or visually impaired, or if you have a physical disability that limits your mobility? The good news is that new accessibility solutions are being introduced to allow more people with disabilities to privately and independently vote, including a universally-designed voting machine developed by Clemson University's Dr. Juan Gilbert. For this work, Dr. Gilbert received in 2011 an FCC Chairman's Award for Advancement in Accessibility in the category of civic participation.


Dr Juan Gilbert, Presidential Endowed Professor and Chair of the Human-Centered Computing (HCC) Division in the School of Computing at Clemson University.

On Tuesday March 11, as part of the FCC's Accessibility and Innovation (A&I) Initiative Speaker Series, Dr. Gilbert will speak about his research team's work to ensure voting technology is accessible to all people, regardless of ability or disability.  The presentation will be held from 9:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. in the Commission Meeting Room and will be followed by demonstrations in the FCC's Technology Experience Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on two voting systems developed in his lab that enhance the voting process.

The A&I Initiative was created to spur stronger innovation in the accessibility of information and communication technologies, by informing and inspiring relevant stakeholders. The A&I Speaker Series highlights and encourages presentations on innovation in accessible ICT that will benefit people with disabilities. Each event is intended to address the subject of how solutions to accessibility problems may be realized more quickly and broadly in society.

Dr. Gilbert is the Chair of Human-Centered Computing at Clemson University, and has been recognized as one of the 50 most influential African-Americans in technology. In 2011, President Obama honored Dr. Gilbert as a national science mentor in 2011.

For more information please read the Press Release.

We hope you can join us for this and future A&I Speaker Series events.

distributed by
share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
Latest news
Date Title
12:11a LOCAL ROUNDUP : Willmar softball team drops pair to Tech
12:10a GRAN COLOMBIA GOLD : Announces Trading of Its Common Shares on a Post-Consolidated Basis Will Commence at Market Open on April 27, 2017
12:10a MODEL N : Kicks Off Rainmaker 2017, The Premier Revenue Management Conference
12:10a FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE : Announces Additions to its Downtown Rocks Summer Concert Series, Including Theory of a Deadman, Ann Wilson of Heart and Good Charlotte
12:10a HARVEST CAPITAL CREDIT CORPORATION : to Report First Quarter 2017 Results on May 10, 2017
12:09a ALEXANDER & BALDWIN : Second Quarter 2017 Dividend Authorized
12:08a Oil settles slightly higher, then API reports surprise build
12:08a Oil settles slightly higher, then API reports surprise build
12:08a DURBIN : Help students avoid disaster at hands of for-profit colleges
12:08a AGF MANAGEMENT : Announces Quantitative Investing and ETF Platform -- iQ
Latest news
Advertisement
Hot News 
11.09%LVMH's Arnault swoops to take full control of Christian Dior
19.56%European shares firm as earnings, M&A back in play
5.57%MCDONALD : All-Day Breakfast Still a Boon
7.86%AHEAD OF THE TAPE : Caterpillar Rally Has Heavy Lift To Endure -- WSJ
-8.06%CARPETRIGHT : says market tougher, shares tumble
Most Read News
06:02p BARRICK GOLD : Announces Election of Directors
06:00p JAMMIN JAVA : Joining Forces with Canned and Bottled Beverage Company
06:03p NATIONAL PRESTO INDUSTRIES : RUSOH™ Eliminator™ Fire Extinguisher Now Available
06:01p TARENA INTERNATIONAL : Filed 2016 Annual Report on Form 20-F
06:01p First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. Announces 2017 First Quarter Results
Most recommended articles
04/21 TWENTY FIRST CENTURY FOX : Government extends period for regulators to report on Sky-Fox merger
05:56pDJWELLS FARGO : Correction to N.J. Wells Fargo Article
05:41p DECKERS OUTDOOR : UGG brand owner Deckers explores sale
05:40pDJSHIRE : Files 8K - Other Events
05:36pDJGRAIN HIGHLIGHTS : Top Stories of the Day