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Helena Mitchell Appointed to FCC Disability Advisory Committee

On February 10, 2015, Dr. Helena Mitchell, Executive Director at Georgia Tech’s Center for Advanced Communications and Principal Investigator for the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (Wireless RERC), was appointed to the Federal Communications Commission’s Disability Advisory Committee (DAC).

In response to the Commission’s call for membership and nominations, the Commission received over 120 applications. After careful consideration of all applications and nominations for membership received, the Commission has selected 36 Members and 3 Ex Officio Federal Government Representatives (Non-Voting Members).

The first meeting of the DAC will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the FCC’s headquarters, Room TW-C305 (Commission Meeting Room), 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20554. Members of the Committee will discuss the following: roles and responsibilities of the Committee and its members, issues that the Committee will address, recommended subcommittees, subcommittee membership and meeting schedule, and the tasks for which each subcommittee will be responsible, and any other topics related to the DAC’s work that may arise.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler addressed his comments by stating, “This new Committee will provide sorely needed expertise and recommendations from consumer and industry stakeholders on communications and video programming issues. We look forward to using this expertise to improve our ability to meet the needs of consumers with disabilities.”

To read more about the FCC Disability Advisory Committee, please visit the link below.

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