FCC Selects Accessible Event for Meeting Accessibility
The Federal Communications Commission has chosen Serotek Corporation’s accessible meeting platform
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn – September 15, 2009 – Serotek Corporation, the leading provider of internet and digital information accessibility software and
services, announced today that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has purchased Accessible Eventâ„¢ as its accessible meeting platform. Accessible Event makes meetings, webinars, lectures and other events accessible to the blind, deaf and deaf-blind members of the audience, staff and class room.
Much like a conference bridge, presenters set up an event and a meeting code is provided to invited participants.
Attendees who prefer assistive technology simply visit the Accessible Event web site from the browser of any computer or portable device, enter the meeting code, and the meeting becomes instantly accessible.
“When the people who make the rules choose you, it is a huge nod for the product,” said Mike Calvo, CEO for Serotek Corporation, “The entire Serotek team is honored to serve the FCC as well as bring the kind
of inclusion to its meetings and events that should be a given in every organization.”
Prior to the launch of Accessible Event at the National Press Club in June, those who are blind, deaf and deaf-blind were simply excluded from webinars and other presentations. Now, whether participants are in the room or across the world, Accessible Event allows everyone to have the same experience.
At the presenter’s determination, attendees can pose questions in text or audio formats, access and collaborate on documents and spreadsheets, participate in presentations and web demonstrations, and chat live.
“As organizations seek to save on costs, more meetings and classes are being conducted remotely,” said Calvo,
“We created Accessible Event to help corporations, agencies and educational institutions truly live up to their diversity and inclusion commitments.”
Accessible Event performs as a stand-alone solution as well as alongside mainstream products such as WebEx, GoToMeeting, LiveMeeting, Connect and more. It is available in daily and monthly subscription packages ranging from $9.95 to $89, as well as in an annual subscription or an enterprise server option. No software is installed and no trace of usage is left behind on any computer or device at the meeting’s conclusion.
Current languages include English, Canadian French and Spanish.
Serotek Corporation is a leading technology company that develops software and manufactures accessibility solutions under the System Access brand. Committed to the mission of providing accessibility anywhere, Serotek began with the launch of the first online community specifically designed to meet the needs of people with visual impairment. Since then, Serotek has introduced several powerful, affordable solutions that require minimal training and investment.
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