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TASK FORCES
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Mission

The Telecommunications and Technology Task Force deals with issues related to access to telecommunications and assistive technology in education, employment and independent living.

Co-chairs

  • Audrey Busch 
    Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP)
    audrey.busch@ataporg.org

  • Joseph Nahra
    Perkins School for the Blind
    joseph.nahra@PowersLaw.com

  • Clark Rachfal
    American Council of the Blind
    crachfal@acb.org

Update


The Technology/Telecommunications Task Force has been focusing on two areas:

  1. Seeking full funding for the Assistive Technology Act including state assistive technology programs and the national technical assistance project and restoration of funds for the protection and advocacy assistive technology programs. The task force sent a sign-on letter to the hill on behalf of Assistive Technology Act program funding.

  2. Preparing for the U.S. Access Board’s refreshment process for their guidance on Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, which requires all information technology purchased by the federal government be accessible, and Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act, which requires accessibility features in telecommunications equipment.

2018 Policy Priorities for CCD Technology and Telecommunications Task Force

  ACTIVITIES
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Technology and Telecommunications Task Force 2021 Annual Report
(January 10,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD AT Awareness Day Flyer
On April 14, 2021, National Assistive Technology Awareness Day will celebrate and bring attention to the critical role that assistive technology (AT) plays in the lives of people with disabilities. The day will also recognize and commemorate AT specialists and program coordinators for their hard work and dedication to serving individuals with disabilities seeking proper AT to meet their individual needs, along with professional organizations and researchers dedicated to facilitating the access and acquisition of AT for individuals with disabilities and older adults.
(March 30,  2021) - Download [ WORD ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
National Assistive Technology Awareness Day Flyer
On April 14, 2021, National Assistive Technology Awareness Day will celebrate and bring attention to the critical role that assistive technology (AT) plays in the lives of people with disabilities.
(March 30,  2021) - Download [ WORD ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Tech TF Letter on Emergency Broadband Connectivity Fund
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we submit these comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC” or “Commission”) request for comment on the Emergency Broadband Connectivity Fund Assistance (“Emergency Broadband” or “EBB”) program. The Technology and Telecommunications Task Force focuses on issues related to access to telecommunications and assistive technology in education, employment, and independent living.
(February 22,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Annual Report - Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
(January 8,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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