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Summit on Telecommunication Needs of People with Cognitive Disabilities

9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
FCC headquarters, Room TW-C305 (Commission Meeting Room), 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20554

The FCC held this summit to facilitate discussion of the telecommunication needs of people with cognitive disabilities and effective means of meeting those needs.  Panels included:

  • Communication Technologies for Independent Living
  • Emergency Preparedness/Living in the Community
  • Ensuring and Funding Access to Equipment, Training and Broadband

An expo of vendors and distributors of assistive technologies was held during the summit.  The expo was aimed at familiarizing participants with available communication technologies to assist individuals with cognitive disabilities.

Download Agenda, Bios, Presentations

  • Full Agenda: Word | PDF
  • Panelists Bios: Word | PDF
  • Presentation by Matt Kaplowitz, Bridge Multimedia: PPT

Accessible Formats

To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), please send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).

Contact Information

For more information, contact:  Elaine Gardner, DAC Designated Federal Officer, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office, (202) 418-0581 (voice); email:  Elaine.Gardner@fcc.gov; or Cheryl King, Attorney Advisor, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office, (202) 418-2284 (voice); email Cheryl.King@fcc.gov