How can cloud computing help people with disabilities?

Tuesday - 11/2/2010, 6:45pm EDT

Pam Gregory, Director, FCC's Accessibility and Innovation Initiative

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A really cool interview for you this week about a cloud computing contest the Federal Communications Commission is running. Federal News Radio’s Amy Morris and Tom Temin spoke with Pam Gregory, Director of the FCC’s Accessibility and Innovation Initiative.

Gregory told Federal News Radio the FCC recognizes that “cloud is the future” and leveraging its power could help the 54 million Americans living with disabilities.

That’s why the FCC developed its Lifted by the Cloud: Visions of Cloud-Enhanced Accessibility contest. It’s one of the contests you can find on the government’s Challenge.gov site, which was set up to help the government crowd source ideas to help fix some of its biggest problems.

The contest asks those interested to create a multimedia presentation that shows how cloud computing can create new opportunities for people with disabilities.

Monetary prizes will be awarded! Click on the interview above to learn more.