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Date: Thu, Oct 5, 2000 2:27 PM -0400
From: Jack Pealer <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Fw: Send your opinion on AT to White House
It would be good if many people got a chance to complete this survey to be
sent to the President.
From: Deb Taylor, Public Policy Coordinator <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thursday, October 05, 2000 2:03 PM
Subject: Send your opinion on AT to White House
>Send Your Opinion on Technology Needs to the White House
>President Clinton issued an Executive Memorandum requiring the Interagency
>Committee on Disability Research (ICDR), to prepare a report identifying
>priority needs for new assistive technologies and universal designs. This
>memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies, issued on
>July 25th, directs that the report be prepared in cooperation with the
>disability and the research communities.
>The ICDR, which is chaired by the National Institute on Disability and
>Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) is gathering data from its member agencies
>and researchers. The report will be based on:
>* a comprehensive literature review;
>* interviews and written contributions from Federal, State, and
>* input from Federal and State agency data bases;
>* conduct of focus groups to elicit consumer viewpoints; and
>* information gathered from the disability community.
>Conwal Incorporated, a federal government contractor that provides support
>to the ICDR, is collecting information from the disability community for
>Report to the President through a special website:
>http://www.conwal.com/icdr/execmemo/. The website will be operational for a
>short time only as all feedback must be collected by October 23, 2000 to be
>included in the report.
>We are asking for input from representatives of the disability community
>including individuals with disabilities and their family members,
>organizations, and service providers. Please feel free to share this
>with others as we want to hear from as many people as possible. We thank
>in advance for your response.
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Julia Allegrini, Library Supervisor
Northern Kentucky Talking Book Library
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Covington, Kentucky 41011
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