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Public Policy Luncheon on Next-generation 911 to Address Accessibility

February – The Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP), the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) of Atlanta, and Cox Communications, Inc. will present a luncheon panel on “Next Generation 911:  Location Accuracy, IP Transition and PSAPs, Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and other 911 Related Issues.” The discussion will take place on March 27th from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm at the Georgia Tech Research Institute: 250 14th St., NW, (Room. 119), Atlanta, GA 30318.

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CEA Appointed to Disability Advisory Committee

February 2015 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association that represents the U.S. consumer electronics industry, was appointed as an inaugural member to the FCC’s Disability Advisory Committee (DAC). In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the DAC will provide policy guidance to the FCC and assist in educating the public on disability-related matters, facilitating the participation of consumers with disabilities.

Multilingual and Sign Language Disaster Training Library Offered Online

Disaster Resistant Community Group, a Florida based organization, has expanded their organization’s “Just In Time Disaster Training” video library to feature a wide array of video training, now available in eighteen spoken languages and two forms of sign language. “Just In Time Disaster Training” offers viewers over 1,800 videos from various sources, specifically related to disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery for individuals, families, organizations, and first responder personnel.

Call for Proposals: Society for Disability Studies 2015 Annual Conference

November 2014 – The Society for Disability Studies (SDS) is holding their 28th annual conference in Atlanta, June 10-13, 2015.  The event’s program committee encourages proposal submissions in all areas of disability studies, especially those premised on this year's theme: “getting it-right/s.”

Dept. of Ed Awards $121 Million in Grants for Disability Research

October 2014 – The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) announced a commitment of more than $121 million in grants to disability research earlier this month. The investment will support research, development, technical assistance, and technology to improve outcomes for children and adults with disabilities

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