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FCC Disability Advisory Committee to Host Summit and Exhibition on Cognitive and Intellectual Disabilities

When: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30p.m.

Where: FCC, 445 12th St., SW, Washington, D.C. in the Commission Meeting Room

The FCC’s Disability Advisory Committee will host a Summit on the communication needs of people with cognitive and intellectual disabilities.  The Opening Speaker will be Dr. Michael Wehmeyer, Ross and Mariana Beach Professor; Director and Senior Scientist, Beach Center on Disability; Director, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities.  Chairman Tom Wheeler will speak at 10:30 a.m. ET.

The Summit will include panels of subject matter experts that include: (1) Communication Technologies for Independent Living; (2) Emergency Preparedness/Living in the Community; and (3) Ensuring and Funding Access to Equipment, Training and Broadband. An Exhibition of assistive technologies will be held during the Summit. The Summit working agenda, panelist names and biographies can be viewed at https://www.fcc.gov/events/summit-telecommunication-needs-people-cognitive-disabilities. The Summit is open to the public, and will be streamed live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC’s web page at www.fcc.gov/live. Those watching the live video stream of the Summit may e-mail event-related questions to livequestions@fcc.gov.

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. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fulfill. To make a request for reasonable accommodations or materials in accessible formats, contact fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418- 0432 (TTY).

For additional information about the summit, please 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, Disability Rights Office, CGB at (202) 418-2284 or via email at:  Cheryl.King@fcc.gov.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016