Beam Messenger Receives FCC Chairman's Awards for Advancement in Accessibility

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Real-time messaging app wins award for outstanding efforts to advance communications accessibility by creating mass market app.

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Based on the recent ruling put in motion by the US Access Board, real-time text is about to become much more ingrained in the fabric of everyday communication.

Beam Messenger, the first messaging app that allows users to see every letter the other person is typing as the person texts, has been selected as Winner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman's 2015 Awards for Advancement in Accessibility in the category of Real-Time Text.

"We knew what we were building was important, and now it is truly great to be recognized by the FCC for our work,” Alec Gordon, Beam CEO & Co-founder, said. “Although Beam Messenger is intended for everyone, we felt from the start that it is a particularly helpful app for speech- and hearing-impaired persons. The ability to text in a way that mimics verbal conversations is something we know that members of the disabled community would find particularly useful.”

“Based on the recent ruling put in motion by the US Access Board, real-time text is about to become much more ingrained in the fabric of everyday communication," Gordon continued. "We feel Beam is uniquely positioned to become a major player in the field as this FCC award notes."

“Our aim is to truly revolutionize the way people text and we want to do this by being as inclusive as possible," Gordon stated.

In the five some months since launch, the Android app has racked up over 50,000 users, with increasing engagement. The company is currently rolling out the app to new countries, in new languages and will launch on iOS and add new features in the near future.

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