Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500
445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
Released: October 1, 2015
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FCC SUMMIT ON TELECOMMUNICATION NEEDS OF
PEOPLE WITH COGNITIVE DISABILITIES
By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”)
announces a summit on the telecommunication needs of people with cognitive disabilities, sponsored by
the Commission’s Disability Advisory Committee (“DAC” or “Committee”).
SUMMIT DATE, TIME AND AGENDA
The Cognitive Disabilities Summit will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 9:00
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, at the FCC’s 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.
PURPOSE OF THE SUMMIT
The summit will 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; and 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.
ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMODATIONS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. The
meeting will be webcast with open captioning, at www.fcc.gov/live.
To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print,
electronic files, audio format), please send an e-mail to email@example.com or call the Consumer and
Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
FOR FURTHER 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