Hearing on the Promise of Accessible Technology: Challenges and Opportunities in Education

U.S. Senate HELP Committee Hearing Next Tuesday

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is holding a hearing next week that may interest you.

When: Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 2:30-4:00pm

Where: Dirksen Senate Building Room G-50

(or Online: www.help.senate.gov)

The hearing will focus on the importance of accessible technology and how this issue is impacting K-12 and higher education.

Witnesses include:

Panel I with Eve Hill, Senior Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice.

Panel II with Mark Riccobono, Executive Director, Jernigan Institute, National Federation of the Blind; Dr. John B. Quick, Superintendent, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Columbus, Indiana; Mark Turner, Director, Center for Accessible Media, Accessible Technology Initiative, California State University

We hope to see you there.

If you are unable to attend, the hearing will be broad cast live online at www.help.senate.gov.

Real time captioning and sign language interpreters will be provided at the hearing.

Andy Imparato
Disability Policy Director
U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

Tom Harkin, Chairman.

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