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The FCC will host an event on Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 10 a.m. - Noon, in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  This year’s theme is “Expect.  Employ. Empower.”


10:00 am – 10:05 am    Opening Remarks: Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

10:05 am – 10:15 am    Brief Remarks and Introduction of Panel 1:  Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC


10:15 am – 11:00 am    Panel 1: The Impact of the FCC ’s Efforts to Implement Laws Requiring Access to Advanced Communications Services On Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities - Now and in the Future


Moderator:  Greg Hlibok, Chief, Disability Rights Office (DRO), FCC

Kojo Amissah, Career Consultant, Gallaudet Career Center

Brandon Cox, Senior Director of Rehabilitation & Education Services, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind

Susan Mazrui, Director, Global Public Policy, AT&T Services, Inc.

Mark Richert, Director of Public Policy, American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

11:00 am – 11:10 am    BREAK

11:10 am – 11:15 am    Remarks by Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, FCC



11:15 am – Noon            Panel 2: Promoting and Advancing the Employment of Persons with Disabilities in the Federal Workplace

Moderator:  Cynthia Bryant, Attorney Advisor, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC

Kwaku Agyeman, Division Director, Day, Education and Employment Services, St. John’s Community Services

Dexter Brooks, Director, Federal Sector Programs, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Jonathan Lucus, Managing Director, Employment & Transition Services, The Arc

Alexandre Mitrouch, Clerk, Imaging Center, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau

Michael Murray, Principal Advisor, U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s  Government-wide Disability Policies and Programs


Noon :    Closing Remarks Links to the press release:

Word:     https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC -330142A1.doc

PDF:      https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC  -330142A1.pdf


The event will be held at FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC  20554.  The event is free and open to the public.  Sign language interpreters and open captioning will be available on site.  Live, captioned video of the event will be available at www.fcc.gov/live.  For more information about this event, please contact Kelly Jones of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at Kelly.Jones@fcc.gov or call (202) 418-7078.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016