Karen P. Strauss
Karen Peltz Strauss "works with consumer and professional organizations on local, state, and federal levels to secure advances in telecommunications and television access. Ms. Peltz Strauss served as a leading advocate and co-author of several pieces of federal legislation, including Section 713 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which mandates closed captioning of television programming, the Television Decoder Circuitry Act, which requires all television sets under 13 inches to have built-in closed captioning decoders, and Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which mandates nationwide telephone relay services.
"Ms. Peltz Strauss has published extensively, and has been called upon to testify several times as an expert witness for the U.S. Congress. In 1993, she was the recipient of the H. Latham Breunig Humanitarian Award for her outstanding efforts to expand telecommunications access for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.
"Ms. Peltz Strauss graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with a B.A. She received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her L.L.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center." 
- Former Member, Gore Commission