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November 16, 2010

Gregory Hlibok Named Chief of the FCC’s Disability Rights Office

On November 16, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski named Gregory Hlibok, currently an attorney in the Disability Rights Office (DRO) in the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, to head up the FCC’s Disability Rights Office (DRO). "Greg will be heading up the DRO at a crucial time, as the FCC ramps up to implement the most significant disability law in two decades," said the FCC Chairman Genachowski.

The Disability Rights Office (DRO) has the responsibility for a variety of disability-related telecommunications matters, including telecommunications relay service (TRS), access to telecommunications equipment and services by persons with disabilities, access to emergency information, and closed captioning. DRO also provides expert advice and assistance to other Bureaus and Offices, consumers, and industry, in order to support the Commission's goal of increasing the accessibility of communications services and technologies for persons with disabilities. Under his direction, the office will work to ensure that people with disabilities can share fully in the economic and social benefits of emerging 21st century technologies.

The VRSCA is excited that the FCC selected Greg Hlibok who possesses an extensive knowledge and background in the world of Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. We at the VRSCA send a warm welcome and big hand wave to Greg Hlibok on his new position and look forward to working with him and the FCC.

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