2019 DIG Training Seminar

  • September 20, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Gallaudet University Library MLC- B111 (Washington D.C.)
  • 3


  • Send a link prior to the event
  • Microsoft - Lincoln Square
    700 Bellevue Way,
    Bellevue, WA
    POC: Christopher Samp
    Email: Christopher.Samp@deafingov.org
  • Microsoft Office:
    200 East Randolph Street, 2nd Floor
    Chicago, IL
    POC: David Cardenas
    Email: david.cardenas@deafingov.org
  • 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 Cham Le, DIG President
 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

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


Roberta Mather, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Global Publishing Solutions, US Department of State
 3:20pm to 3:35pm Sponsor's Demo: Microsoft There is no limit to what people can achieve when technology reflects the diversity of all who use it. People at work can achieve more with the built-in accessibility tools and features in Microsoft technologies.  This demo session will present the latest on Closed Captioning built-into business and consumer services from Microsoft for live captioning and ad-hoc conversations.
 3:35pm 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. 

Washington DC: Cotton & Reed Distrillery - 1330 5th St NE, Washington D.C. 20002

Chicago, IL: Cerise Rooftop - 203 N Wabash Ave 26th Floor, Chicago IL

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. Voice interpretation and CART will be provided.

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