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AXSchat with Dr. David Bray, Senior Executive and CIO for the FCC

Check out the AXSchat with Dr. David A. Bray as he and the panel talk about the many ways public agencies and organizations and private businesses and entreprenuers can future-proof their digital content by building with digital inclusion in mind, making it fully accessible for the benefit of humans AND machines. 

In the discussion, Dr. Bray discusses how the FCC continues to modernize its digital infrastructure by integrating cloud-based platforms sourced from the private sector. In doing so, the FCC enforces accessibility requirements to ensure optimal access for its constituents and to comply with Section 508 requirements. David goes on to explain how the team at the FCC leveraged AudioEye in helping ensure that their vendor-provided solutions are made accessible prior to launch.

“The private sector, right now, doesn’t have things fully baked-in with 508 compliance. Middleware can be a solution to get there.” – Dr. David Bray, CIO for the FCC

In covering many current and relative topics, the discussion also details the many benefits of how technology such as middleware and overlay solutions can provide public agencies seeking to make their environments accessible to the widest audience possible, while also having to deal with practical issues such as attrition and the costs of maintaining source. 

Watch the full video, below:

Note: AudioEye is discussed beginning at 5:58 and, again, at 19:24

About Dr. David Bray

Dr. David A. Bray began work in public service at age 15, later serving in the private sector before returning as IT Chief for the CDC’s Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program during 9/11; volunteering to deploy to Afghanistan to “think differently” on military and humanitarian issues; and serving as a Senior Executive advocating for increased information interoperability, cybersecurity, and civil liberty protections. He completed a PhD in from Emory University’s business school and two post-docs at MIT and Harvard. He serves as a Visiting Executive In-Residence at Harvard University, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Visiting Associate at the University of Oxford. He has received both the Arthur S, Flemming Award and Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership. In 2016, Business Insider named him one of the top “24 Americans Who Are Changing the World”.

Dr. Bray currently serves as Senior Executive and Chief Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission. Through the efforts of a team of positive “change agents” he led the transformation of the FCC’s legacy IT to award-winning tech in less than two years. He rolled-out new cloud-based solutions achieving results in 1/2 the time at 1/6 the cost. He was awarded as one of FCW’s prestigious “Fed 100” and received the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award. In 2015, he was chosen to be an Eisenhower Fellow to Taiwan and Australia and was named “Most Social CIO” globally by both Forbes and Huffington-Post, tweeting as @fcc_cio. In 2016, he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and Co-Chair for an IEEE Committee focused on artificial intelligence and innovative policies for the future ahead.

About AXSChat

We’re an open online community of individuals dedicated to creating an inclusive world; we believe that accessibility is for everyone.

Social media has great power to connect people and we hope to accomplish and encourage in-depth discussion and spread knowledge about the work people are doing to enable greater access and inclusion through whatever means.

We host weekly video interviews and twitter chats with people who are contributing to making the world a more inclusive place through technology or innovating to enable wider participation in society for people with disabilities.

The topics will be wide-ranging and we want to encourage discussion and ensure everyone has a voice on social media so we encourage you to take part by tweeting and using the hashtag #axschat

You can always view previous chats via our archive.

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