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October 7: Policy Briefing & Report Release of Technology-Focused Annual Progress Report

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Policy Briefing & Report Release

National Disability Policy: A Progress Report

Technology that enables access to the full opportunities of
citizenship under the Constitution is a right.

Friday, October 7, 2016
 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Capitol Visitor Center (CVC)

Congressional Meeting Room South (217)

Snacks provided!

CART and sign language interpreters provided**

Advancements in technology have the potential to transform society and make it more responsive to people with disabilities. Join us for a policy briefing and report release of NCD’s annual national progress report, which this year focuses on information and communications technology (ICT) as well as assistive technology and calls for a Technology Bill of Rights for People with Disabilities to clarify how existing federal legislation applies to both. The policy briefing will begin with a summary of NCD’s research findings and recommendations, followed by a conversation about the report by technology leaders from industry; Section 508 experts; and disability advocates. It will conclude with a question and answer period from the audience.

Report Overview: Kate Seelman, Member, National Council on Disability

  • Phil Gilbert, IBM Design General Manager
  • Dean Halstead, Director, Federal Cloud, Collaboration and Accessibility, Microsoft
  • Finn Gardener, Boston Community Coordinator, Autistic Self Advocacy Network
  • Paul Schroeder, Vice President of Programs and Policies, American Foundation for the Blind
  • David Capozzi, Executive Director, U.S. Access Board

NCD is an independent federal agency that advises Congress, the President, and other federal agencies about policies, practices, and procedures that affect the lives of people with disabilities.

NOTE: Unfortunately, we do not have a listen-in option for this briefing, nor will it be webcast. The report about which the briefing is focused will be available on October 7, 2016 at:  

**Requests for additional accommodations should be made as soon as possible by email: