Disability Advisory Committee Meeting

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
Online Web Conference

The Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) provides advice and recommendations to the Commission on a wide array of disability matters within the jurisdiction of the Commission and facilitate the participation of people with disabilities in proceedings before the Commission. The DAC is being organized under, and operated in accordance with, the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

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1:30 p.m.

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
  • Patrick Webre, Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB)
  • Diane Burstein, Deputy Bureau Chief, CGB
  • Debra Patkin, DAC Deputy Designated Federal Officer (DFO)
1:50 p.m.

Roll Call

2:05 p.m.

Updates of the Disability Rights Office

  • Suzy Rosen Singleton, Chief, Disability Rights Office (DRO), CGB
  • Eliot Greenwald, Deputy Chief, DRO, CGB
2:20 p.m.

Report and Recommendation Regarding Audio Description Quality Best Practices

  • Timothy Creagan, U.S. Access Board, Working Group Chair
  • Sam Joehl, Level Access, Working Group Chair
2:50 p.m.


3:05 p.m.

Report and Recommendation Regarding Best Practices for Access to Live Programming in Smaller Markets

  • Christian Vogler, Gallaudet University, Working Group Chair
  • Heather York, VITAC, Working Group Chair
3:35 p.m.

Public Participation

3:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

  • Will Schell, DAC DFO
  • DAC Co-Chair Isidore Niyongabo, NBDA
  • DAC Co-Chair Brian Scarpelli, ACT | The App Association
4:00 p.m.