Access Board Meeting Open to Public on January 12

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Access Board Meeting Open to Public on January 12

Fri, 01/09/2015

HLAA to Serve on Panel for Communication Access at the U.S. Access Board, January 12, 2015

The U.S. Access Board will host panel discussions on communication accessibility for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing on January 12 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. during its January meeting of the Board. The agenda features a consumer panel that will address accessibility issues and concerns. This panel will include representatives from the National Association of the Deaf, the Hearing Loss Association of America, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Advocacy Network, and the American Association of Deaf Blind. A panel of representatives from Federal agencies will review regulatory and enforcement efforts concerning accessibility for people with hearing impairments. Representatives from the Access Board, the Department of Justice, the Department of Education, the Department of Transportation, and the Federal Communications Commission will participate in this discussion. In addition, there will be a briefing on research that is underway by the Gallaudet Technology Access Program and a presentation on emerging technologies by a representative from a hearing assistive technology firm.

This event is open to the public and will be held at the Access Board's conference space at 1331 F Street, N.W., Suite 800, in Washington, D.C. For further information, contact David Baquis at baquis@access-board.gov202.272-0013 (v) or 202. 272-0071 (TTY). The Access Board conference room is looped, and the event further accessible with CART and sign language interpreters.

U.S. Access Board Roundtable on Hearing Access

1331 F Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20004

January 12, 2015, 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

1:30 -1:35        Welcoming Remarks, David Capozzi, Access Board

1:35 -2:30        Consumer Panel

  • National Association of the Deaf, Andrew Phillips
  • Hearing Loss Association of America, Lise Hamlin
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Action Network, Cheryl Heppner
  • American Association of the Deaf-Blind, Mark Gasaway
  • Discussion (15 minutes)

2:30-2:35         Break

2:35-3: 40        Federal Panel

  • Department of Justice, Rebecca Bond
  • Department of Education, Seth Galanter
  • Federal Communications Commission, Greg Hlibok
  • Department of Transportation, Kathleen Blank-Riether, Rachel Jacobs, Supriya Raman
  • Access Board, Marsha Mazz  
  • Discussion (15 minutes)

3:40-3:45         Break

3:45-4:15         Research and Emerging Technologies Panel

  • Gallaudet University Technology Access Program, Christian Vogler
  • Krown Manufacturing, Alexis Kashar
  • Discussion (10 minutes)

4:15-4:20         Closing Comments