Author Archives: Blake Reid

IPR Files IP Captioning Report with FCC

Today, IPR filed a report with the Federal Communications Commission regarding the state of closed captioning of Internet Protocol (“IP”)-delivered video programming. Over the course of the spring 2012 semester, IPR student clinicians Diana Cohn and Margarita Varona made more … Continue reading

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IPR, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Groups Meet with FCC Chairwoman Clyburn

On June 5, outgoing IPR fellow and staff attorney Blake Reid joined representatives of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA), IPR’s client Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI), the Hearing … Continue reading

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IPR Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Disability Organizations in Hathitrust Copyright Case

Today, IPR filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of 15 leading national disability rights organizations and academic researchers in the case of Authors Guild, Inc. v. Hathitrust. The brief urges the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit … Continue reading

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Accessibility Problems with Political Convention Coverage

Politico’s Steve Friess outlines serious shortcomings in the accessibility of online coverage of the political conventions, quoting Andrew Phillips from the National Association of the Deaf, Dr. Christian Vogler of the Technology Access Program at Gallaudet University, and me. While … Continue reading

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IPR Receives NAD Accessibility Award

I’m honored to report that IPR was selected to receive the prestigious Accessibility Award from our colleagues at the the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) at their 51st Biennial Conference in Louisville, Kentucky on July 4, 2012. NAD notes … Continue reading

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IPR Students Attend 30th Annual Parker Lecture

This morning, students from IPR’s First Amendment and media law section attended the United Church of Christ Office of Communication (OC Inc.)‘s 30th Annual Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture and Awards Breakfast, delivered by the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson … Continue reading

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IPR Files Report on Compliance with FCC's IP Captioning Rules, Complaint against Amazon

Today IPR filed a report regarding compliance by Internet-based video programming distributors with the Federal Communications Commission’s new rules requiring closed captioning on Internet Protocol (“IP”)-delivered video programming and an associated complaint against Amazon.com for violating the rules. IPR student Jessica Lee, … Continue reading

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