Hearing impaired leader to head FCC's Disability Rights Office

In his new position Hlibok will work to implement the provisions of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, which expands access to the latest communications, video and Web technologies for the visually and hearing impaired. He will also be responsible for a variety of telecom issues related to people with disabilities.

Hlibok attended Lexington School for the Deaf, Gallaudet University and Hofstra Law School. He lives with his wife and four children in Ellicott City, Md.