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Date: 
October 28, 2015

Summit on Telecommunication Needs of People with Cognitive Disabilities

FCC headquarters, Room TW-C305 (Commission Meeting Room), 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20554

The FCC is holding a summit to facilitate discussion of the telecommunication needs of people with cognitive disabilities and effective means of meeting those needs.  Panels will include:

  • 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 will be held during the summit.  The expo is aimed at familiarizing participants with available communication technologies to assist individuals with cognitive disabilities.

The summit will take place Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET) at FCC headquarters, Room TW-C305 (Commission Meeting Room), 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20554.  The meeting will be open to the public and webcast with open captioning at www.fcc.gov/live.

Accessibility and Accommodations

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.  If making a request for an accommodation, please 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 by sending an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or calling the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY). Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.

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

Sponsor: 
Federal Communications Commission