FCC hosts first Open Developer Day

The Federal Communications Commission is hosting Web developers Monday to discuss how to best provide access to technology for people with disabilities.

The FCC's first Open Developer Day is a forum for public- and private-sector Web developers to discuss implementing the provisions of the 21st Century Communications and Video Act, which is aimed at increasing access to the Internet, television and smartphones for the deaf and blind.

“In an online world, the best ideas can and do come from anyone, anywhere. Tapping into the innovation happening at the edge and in the cloud is a no-brainer," said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. "It is part of our ongoing effort to harness technology to transform the FCC into a model of excellence in government.”

The FCC also launched an online developer community in September. Engineers from Yahoo will be on hand to provide some technical assistance at the day-long event, which is being streamed live until 5:30 p.m. EST at: www.FCC.gov/Live.