Saturday, January 2, 2016

Getting to Know.. Greg Hlibok

image from Gallaudet University
Greg Hlibok took over the FCC's Disability Rights Office in 2010. Hlibok has been profoundly deaf since birth. After studying engineering, he later became the first deaf law student at Hofstra University and at the age of 43 has became the first chief of the office to have a disability. His job is to help put into place a law that requires digital technology creators to make their materials available to the blind and deaf. Hlibok is best known in the Deaf community as the student body president of Gallaudet University during the 1988 Deaf President Now protest. He holds a bachelors degree in government from Gallaudet University and a juris doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law.

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