|NVRC salutes Karen Peltz Strauss, Esq., deputy bureau chief for the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, who was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree by the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees. The honorary degree was presented during Commencement on Friday, May 13, 2011. Karen has been invaluable in helping the deaf and hard of hearing community in making great strides in recognition of its rights for more than two decades.
Karen is currently responsible for overseeing the FCC's efforts to ensure that the nation's mandates for telecommunications access for people who are deaf and those with disabilities are fully implemented and many other activities such as implementation of the 21st Century Communication and Video Access Act.
"The deaf and hard of hearing communities owe a great debt to Ms. Peltz Strauss, Esq., for her many years of unparalleled efforts to help ensure full telecommunications access for everyone," said Gallaudet Board of Trustees Chair Benjamin J. Soukup in presenting Karen with her honorary degree.
If you’d like to watch a captioned video that includes the presentation of the degree:
The segment with Karen’s award begins about half way through this video at 01:15.