Coalition of Ereader Manufacturers Files Petition with the FCC

first_imgImage Source: ThinkProgress.orgThe Coalition of E-reader Manufacturers (which includes Amazon – makers of the Kindle – and Sony – which manufactures its own e-reader) filed a petition with the FCC recently.  The petition, basically, seeks to exempt e-readers from FCC rules regarding advanced communications services as they apply to accessibility for people with disabilities. This means that e-readers would require fundamentally altering the devices to be more like general-purpose tablets in cost, form factor, weight, user interface, and reduced battery life, and yet the necessary changes, if they were made, would not yield a meaningful benefit to individuals with disabilities. You can read a summary of the petition at www.fcc.gov. You can read a legal filing of the coalition’s attorney’s here.The FCC is taking public comments on this issue. The deadline for public comments is September 3, 2013.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedATU144 – sitecues from the makers of Zoomtext, Win an Accessible Wheelchair Van, Tweeeting Blind, FCC announcements, Core Vocabulary Webinar, Bridging Apps ListsFebruary 28, 2014In “Assistive Technology Update”Accessibility in the ClassroomApril 16, 2010In “Products and Devices”E-Readers Galore! Accessible Holiday GiftsDecember 10, 2009In “Accessibility Reviews”last_img

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