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Released: February 10, 2014


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DA 14-173
February 10, 2014




GN Docket No. 14-19

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Institute
on Aging (NIA) will host a workshop on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room (TW-C305) located at 445 12th Street SW, Washington,
D.C. 20554.
As one of its voluntary experiments meant to ensure that all Americans have access to
communication services during this period of technological change, the FCC is developing and
funding interagency research on IP-based technologies for people with disabilities. The
workshop will gather input on the types of research that are needed to improve the functional
equivalency and efficiency of Telecommunication Relay Services during and after the IP
Specifically, the panel discussions will focus on developing a platform for the delivery of IP
based relay services to consumers and exploring innovative IP -based technologies for relay
services during and after the transition.
The event is free and open to the public. The workshop will be streamed live at Questions may be submitted via email to
The tentative agenda is as follows.

IP-Based Relay Technology Workshop – February 18, 2014

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Henning Schulzrinne

, Chief Technologist, FCC

Mignon Clyburn

, Commissioner, FCC

Dr. Marie A. Bernard

, Deputy Director, National Institute on
9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Panel 1: Enhancing the Consumer Experience through the
Development of a Platform for New and Improved IP-based
Relay Services


Jonathan Chambers

, Chief, Office of Strategic Planning and
Policy Analysis, FCC

Karen J. Cruickshanks

, Professor, Departments of
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Population Health
Sciences, Institute of Aging, University of Wisconsin

Lise Hamlin

, Director of Public Policy, Hearing Loss Association
of America

Matt Huenerfauth

, Director of the Linguistic and Assistive
Technologies Laboratory (LATLab) and Associate Professor,
Department of Computer Science, City University Of New York

Andrew Phillips

, Policy Counsel, National Association of the

Christian Vogler

, Director, Technology Access Program,
Gallaudet University; Co-Principal Investigator on the
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on
Telecommunications Access
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Panel 2: Technologies for Relay Services During and After the
IP Transition


Henning Schulzrinne

, Chief Technologist, FCC

Kevin Colwell

, Vice President of Engineering, Ultratec, Inc.

Sandra Gordon-Salant,

Professor and Director of the Doctoral
Program in Clinical Audiology in the Department of Hearing and
Speech Sciences, University of Maryland

Uwe Jost

, Director, Voice to Text Research, Nuance

Dimitris Metaxas

, Distinguished Professor (Professor II) of
Computer Science, Director: CBIM Center (Computational
Biomedicine, Imaging, and Modeling Center), Rutgers University

Gregg Vanderheiden

, Director of the Trace R&D Center,
Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering and Biomedical
Engineering Departments, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
12:30 p.m.

Workshop Concludes

The meeting site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Sign
language interpreters, open captioning, and assistive listening devices will be provided on
site. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon
request. Include a description of the accommodation you will need and tell us how to contact
you if we need more information. Make your request as early as possible. Last minute requests
will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an email to: or call the
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (Voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
For general information, please contact Roger Goldblatt, Consumer and Governmental Affairs
Bureau at 202-418-1035 (Voice) or email For media inquiries, please
contact Mark Wigfield, Office of Media Relations at 202-418-0253 (Voice) or email .


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