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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
1825 K Street, NW, Ste. 1200
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 783-2229 phone
(202) 534-3731 fax
Email: Info@c-c-d.org

For information about the Social Security Task Force Public Education and Outreach Campaign,
please go to :
disabilityandsocialsecurity.org
 
 
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TASK FORCES
TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATION
 

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

  • Mark Richert 
    American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
    202-822-0833 phone 
    202-822-0838 fax

    mrichert@afb.net

Communications Captain

  • Annie Acosta
    The ARC of the United States
    202-783-2229 phone 
    202-534-3731 fax 
    acosta@thearc.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.

  ACTIVITIES
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Tech Task Force ESEA Letter
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we would like to thank you for the opportunity to offer the following recommendations as you work on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
(February 9,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Tech Task Force House ESEA Letter
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we would like to thank you for the opportunity to offer the following recommendations as you work on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
(February 9,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Technology-and-Telecommunications Task Force Annual Report for 2014
(January 12,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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