Larry Goldberg

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Larry Goldberg
Senior Director and Head of Accessibility, Verizon Media

Larry Goldberg founded the WGBH National Center for Accessible Media. He was a pioneer in the development of the emerging captioning system for digital television in the U.S. and is a nationally recognized expert in accessibility solutions for people with disabilities. He was awarded a patent in 1996 for "Rear Window™," the first closed-captioning system for movie theaters and theme parks. Mr. Goldberg chaired the Federal Access Board’s TEITAC Audio/Video subcommittee, drafting recommendations for updates of section 508 standard, and regularly briefs Congressional and regulatory committees on access barriers and opportunities within new media, most recently testifying as an expert witness at hearings before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet on the “21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act.” He works with technology companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Verizon, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Sony, HP, Adobe, and others on solutions to meet the needs of consumers with disabilities within their products and services. He serves on numerous national advisory boards and is currently on the FCC’s Digital Television Closed Captioning and Video Description Working Group. His undergraduate work focused on Cinema Studies and Broadcast Journalism (BA, University of Southern California cum laude, 1976).