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Examining Telecommunications Relay Services: Milestones and Consumer Impact
August 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Debra Patkin, an attorney advisor with the Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will provide an overview of the telecommunications relay services (TRS) program. Pursuant to Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the FCC implements and regulates various types of telecommunication relay service programs. Ms. Patkin will share how the FCC’s work to implement the ADA paved the way for individuals with disabilities to use telecommunications in a manner that is functionally equivalent to that of individuals without disabilities, including highlights of TRS milestones over the past thirty years since the ADA was enacted and current TRS offerings. Further, methods of stakeholder engagement will be covered.