G3ict: The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs
Find Us: FacebookTwitterLinkedInFlickrRSS Share:
Search | Site Map | Contact
You're currently not logged in. Login | Register
Home  »  Events  »  Schedule  »  Event overview
Overview
Proceedings
Agenda

U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Field Hearing on Broadband Access for People with Disabilities

  • Washington, D.C., USA
  • November 6, 2009
  • Gallaudet University

The FCC will hold a field hearing on broadband access for people with disabilities at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., on Friday, November 6, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  The hearing will take place in the Multipurpose Room of the Jordan Student Academic Center, located on 800 Florida Avenue, NE.  The hearing will consist of two panels.  The first will be entitled “Broadband Access for People with Disabilities: Experiences, Opportunities, and Barriers,” and the second will be “Broadband Access for People with Disabilities: Solutions and Recommendations.”

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided upon request; however, the FCC asks that individuals seeking accommodations inform them of their needs as soon as possible and provide as much detail as possible.  Contact the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at fcc504@fcc.gov, 202-418-0530 (voice), or 202-418-0432 (TTY).  The conference will also be made available online at http://www.fcc.gov/live, and the public will have the opportunity to submit questions online.  For more information about the hearing, please visit [http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-294267A1.pdf] (MS Word and PDF versions available).