Expect. Employ. Empower.

Federal Communications Commission
October 30, 2014
10 am

Panel I will focus on the impact of FCC efforts to implement regulations requiring access to advanced communications services on employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. The Panel will be comprised of representatives from Gallaudet University, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, AT&T, and the American Foundation for the Blind. Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, will open the panel discussion with a brief overview of relevant laws and FCC regulatory actions. Gregory Hlibok, Chief of the Disability Rights Office of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, will moderate this panel.

Panel II will address ongoing efforts of the FCC, and the federal government, to increase the participation of persons with disabilities in its workforce. Panelists will include representatives from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, The Arc, St. John’s Community Services and an FCC employee recently hired as part of an FCC effort to increase employment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Cynthia Bryant, Attorney Advisor of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau will moderate this panel.