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The Telecommunications and Technology Task Force deals with issues related to access to telecommunications and assistive technology in education, employment and independent living.


  • Eric Buehlmann
    National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
    (202) 408-9514 phone

  • Audrey Busch 
    Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP)
    (202) 344-5674 phone

  • Joseph Nahra
    Perkins School for the Blind

Communications Captain

  • Annie Acosta
    The ARC
    202-783-2229 phone 
    202-534-3731 fax


The Technology/Telecommunications Task Force has been focusing on two areas:

  1. Seeking full funding for the Assistive Technology Act including state assistive technology programs and the national technical assistance project and restoration of funds for the protection and advocacy assistive technology programs. The task force sent a sign-on letter to the hill on behalf of Assistive Technology Act program funding.

  2. Preparing for the U.S. Access Board’s refreshment process for their guidance on Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, which requires all information technology purchased by the federal government be accessible, and Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act, which requires accessibility features in telecommunications equipment.

2018 Policy Priorities for CCD Technology and Telecommunications Task Force

Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
K-12 Virtual Instruction Accessibility
Virtual Instruction Access Barriers and Legal Actions. There are many instances of legal action around online accessibility issues in both the higher education and K-12 realm. A higher education example is the settlement agreement with EdX that included making the platform, mobile application and learning content conform with WCAG access standards, mandatory accessibility training for content developers, and hiring an accessibility evaluator.
(March 16,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Annual Report - Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
(January 9,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
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