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2019 DIG Training Seminar

  • September 20, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Gallaudet University Library (Washington D.C.)
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  • You will be provided the link to watch Live Broadcast on your computer.
  • Gallaudet University Washington D.C.


Leading the Way Forward: Workplace Accessibility, Communications, and Resilience


 1:00pm to 1:15pm Welcome Remarks  Suzy Rosen Singleton, Esq., Chief, Disability Rights Office (DRO), Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and DIG Board
 1:15pm to 2:15pm

"Workplace Accessibility:  Beyond the Basics"


Moderator:  Brianne Burger, Director and Liaison to Special Institutions, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education

Panelists:  Jeffrey Dallos, Program Analyst/Assessment Specialist, Department of Defense Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP); Robert McConnell, Telecommunications Accessibility Specialist, DRO/CGB/FCC; Alison Sutton Levy, Manager, Disability Resource Center, Workforce Quality Division, Departmental Office of Human Resources Management, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

 2:15pm to 2:25pm Lightning Idea: Gallaudet University's Master of Public Administration program  Dr. David Penna, Department Chair for Government and Public Affairs, Gallaudet University
 2:25pm to 3:20pm

"Workplace Communications:  Harnessing the Interpreted Conversations and Beyond in the Workplace as a Leader."


Roberta Mather, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Global Publishing Solutions, US Department of State
 3:20pm to 3:30pm Sponsor's Demo: Microsoft

 At Microsoft, we understand the power of technology, and that's why we continue to innovate, create, and design in a way that gives everyone the ability to achieve more for our Federal Deaf Workforce.

 3:30pm to 3:40pm -Break-  
 3:40pm to 4:40pm

 "Workplace Resilience"


Claudia Gordon, Esq.,Director of Government and Compliance, Sprint Accessibility (formerly Public Engagement Advisor to the Disability Community, White House)
 4:40pm to 5:00pm  Closing Remarks

Suzy Rosen Singleton, Esq., DRO/CGB/FCC; Cham Le, DIG President

After the training, there's a professional networking event. Check back on our main website for more information. 

Employer Justification Letter (DOWNLOAD WORD DOC) - You can use this editable document to share with your employer for approval to attend this training. 

Free admissions! However, space is limited and registration is requested. 

All presentations are in American Sign Language. Please submit an accommodation request to we@deafingov.org if you need alternative arrangement (including voice interpreting). Please allow us at least two weeks to secure good quality accommodation.  



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