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FCC Announces Platform for Sign Language Communication With Federal Agencies
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler recently announced that the agency
will introduce a video access platform to allow speech- and hearing-impaired
people to communicate with federal agencies using American Sign Language (ASL).
Users will be able to download open source applications to their smartphones or
computers that will allow video calling to agency representatives fluent in
ASL. The beta version of the program will be introduced later this year, with a
final release scheduled for spring of 2016. The open source accessibility
platform will also allow other public institutions and private businesses to
offer similar services in the future. To read more about the platform, see this
on the FCC website.