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TASK FORCES
TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATION
 
  2020
 
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Tech TF Letter on COVID 4.0
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. On behalf of the undersigned co-chairs of the CCD Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we write in response to the growing needs of people with disabilities nationwide in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal legislative response so far has largely ignored many critical needs of the disability community.
(June 26,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
FCC CVAA Comments
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we thank the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) for this opportunity to comment on the Commission’s Public Notice seeking input on the 2020 Biannual report to Congress required by the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA)( PL 111-260)(DA 20-216).
(April 14,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD AT Act Letter to House FY2021
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, the undersigned organizations are writing to ask for your support for the inclusion of $45 million in the FY 2021 House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations (LHHS) bill for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs. Funding provided through the AT Act supports programs that assure people with disabilities have access to and acquisition of the assistive technology devices and services they need to live, work, and attend school in their communities.
(April 9,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD AT Act Letter to Senate FY2021
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, the undersigned organizations are writing to ask for your support for the inclusion of $45 million in the FY 2021 House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations (LHHS) bill for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs. Funding provided through the AT Act supports programs that assure people with disabilities have access to and acquisition of the assistive technology devices and services they need to live, work, and attend school in their communities.
(April 9,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Comments on DOT’s proposed rule re service animals under the Air Carrier Access Act
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights and Transportation Task Forces submit the following comments in response to the above-captioned notice of proposed rulemaking concerning traveling by air with service animals under the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA). CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(April 6,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
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 ]
 
 
  2019
 
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Technology and Telecommunications Task Force 2018
(January 10,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2018
 
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Annual Report - Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
(January 23,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Annual Report - Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
(January 22,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2017
 
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Technology and Telecommunications Task Force letter Opposing Graham Cassidy
The undersigned Co-Chairs of the Technology and Telecommunications Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our strong opposition to the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) proposal.
(September 26,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD AT Act Letter to House FY2018
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, the undersigned organizations are writing to ask for your support for the inclusion of $38 million in the FY 2018 House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations (LHHS) bill for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs.
(July 6,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD AT Act Letter to Senate FY2018
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, the undersigned organizations are writing to ask for your support for the inclusion of $38 million in the FY 2018 Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations (LHHS) bill for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs.
(July 6,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Technology Task Force Report 2016
(January 10,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2016
 
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Letter on Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force appreciates the opportunity to respond to the proposed regulations for selected programs under Title I, part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, now known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
(September 9,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Assessements ESSA Letter 2016
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force is pleased to provide the following comments to the Department of Education regarding the proposed rule implementing programs under Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
(September 2,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Accountability ESSA Letter
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Technology and Telecommunications Task Force is pleased to provide the following comments to the Department of Education regarding the proposed rule implementing programs under Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
(August 1,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD ESSA Guidance Request
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, the undersigned organizations would like to offer the following recommendations to the Department of Education (The Department) to clarify the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
(May 24,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD AT Act Letter to House FY2017
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, the undersigned organizations are writing to ask for your support for the inclusion of $38 million in the FY 2017 House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations (LHHS) bill for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs.
(March 24,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD AT Act Letter to Senate FY2017
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, the undersigned organizations are writing to ask for your support for the inclusion of $38 million in the FY 2017 Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations (LHHS) bill for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs
(March 24,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Technology and Telecommunications Task Force Annual Report 2015
(January 7,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2015
 
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
The Health, Rights and Technology Task Forces came together to develop comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking implementing the nondiscrimination provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
We, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health, Rights, and Technology & Communications Task Forces, appreciate the opportunity to provide comments in response to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding Nondiscrimination in Health Programs or Activities.
(November 9,  2015)
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Tech Task Force Letter on Perkins
On behalf of the Technology and Telecommunications Task Force of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) thank you for the opportunity to comment on the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act. As you begin this reauthorization process, the Technology and Telecommunications Task Force urges you to remember the importance of ensuring full accessibility of all materials and equipment for students with disabilities
(November 5,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Access Board Sec 508 Comments
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force is pleased to provide the following comments to the US Access Board.
(May 28,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD AT Act Letter to House FY2016
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, the undersigned organizations are writing to ask for your support for the inclusion of $38 million in the FY 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations (LHHS) bill for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs.
(May 7,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD AT Act Letter to Senate FY2016
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, the undersigned organizations are writing to ask for your support for the inclusion of $38 million in the FY 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations (LHHS) bill for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs.
(May 7,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Tech Task Force ESEA Letter
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we would like to thank you for the opportunity to offer the following recommendations as you work on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
(May 7,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Tech Task Force House ESEA Letter
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we would like to thank you for the opportunity to offer the following recommendations as you work on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
(May 7,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Tech Task Force HEA Letter - 2015
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we would like thank you for the opportunity to offer the following recommendations as you take on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
(March 30,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Tech Task Force ESEA Letter
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we would like to thank you for the opportunity to offer the following recommendations as you work on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
(February 9,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Tech Task Force House ESEA Letter
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we would like to thank you for the opportunity to offer the following recommendations as you work on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
(February 9,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Technology-and-Telecommunications Task Force Annual Report for 2014
(January 12,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2014
 
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Comments on CMS Coverage Reminder for Speech Generating Devices
On behalf of the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a coalition of more than 100 national disability organizations, we would like to thank CMS for the opportunity to submit comments regarding the National Coverage Determination (NCD) 50.1: Speech Generating Devices (SGD).
(December 8,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Senate FY 2015 Appropriations for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we are writing to ask you to continue to support the inclusion of $38 million in final FY 2015 budget for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act.
(October 14,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
House FY 2015 Appropriations for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we are writing to ask you to support the inclusion of $38 million in final FY 2015 budget for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act
(October 14,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Speech Generating Device policies
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we are writing to request your support for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Dear Colleague letter, “Ensure ALS Patients Retain Access to Critical Communication Tools; Join letter to CMS urging clarification of recent Speech Generating Device policies,” addressed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
(August 27,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Higher Education Act reauthorization
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we would like thank you for the opportunity to offer the following recommendations as you take on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
(August 22,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD AT Act Letter to House FY2015
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, the undersigned organizations are writing to ask for your support for the inclusion of $37.5 million in the FY 2015 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations (LHHS) bill for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs.
(May 6,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD AT Act Letter to Senate FY2015
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, the undersigned organizations are writing to ask for your support for the inclusion of $37.5 million in the FY 2015 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations (LHHS) bill for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs.
(May 6,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Technology and Telecommunications Task Force Annual Report for 2013
(January 15,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2013
 
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Briefing on Capitol Hill Monday, December 2, 2013
The CCD Technology and Telecommunications Task Force is hosting a briefing on Capitol Hill on December 2. Please RSVP if you would like to attend.
(November 23,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Submitted Testimony for House Oversight Committee Hearing on Wasting Information Technology Dollars
On behalf of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Telecommunications and Technology Task Force we thank you for holding this hearing today, and appreciate the opportunity to submit written testimony.
(January 22,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2012
 
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Telecommunications and Technology Task Force Annual Report
(December 18,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]