Speakers & Panelists

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Policy Counsel,
National Association of the Deaf

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Director,
Telecommunications Access of Maryland

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Strategic Alliances Manager,
Verizon

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Director,
Center on Access Technology

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Technology and Engineering Policy Counsel,
T-Mobile

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Policy Analyst,
US Dept Health & Human Services

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Account Manager,
Purple Communications

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Accessible Technology Services Director,
University of Washington

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Deputy Bureau Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs
Federal Communications Commission

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Outreach Consultant – DeafBlind Specialty,
Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind

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Co-Founder,
DHHGamersTV

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Founder,
See Hear Communication Matters

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Associate Accesibility Relationship Manager,
T-Mobile

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President,
Gallaudet University

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Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
University of North Carolina

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XR Accessibility Solutions Director,
Rochester Institute of Technology

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Global Head of Connectivity and Access Policy,
Facebook

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Director of Regulatory Affairs,
InnoCaption

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Director of Linguistic Research,
Ultratec 

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Founder,
Manos Communications 

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Co-Founder,
D-PAN.TV

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Director,
National Deaf Center

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Head of Accessibility, 
Verizon Media

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Executive Director,
New Mexico Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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Deputy Chief, Disability Rights Office,
Federal Communications Commission

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Director of Public Policy,
Hearing Loss Association of America

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Senior Director, Global Accessibility Policy,
Apple

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Disability Integration Manager for Coalition of Inclusive Emergency Planning,
 Washington State Independent Living Council

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Chief Operating Officer,
GlobalVRS

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Chief Executive Officer,
TDI

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Executive Director,
Hearing Loss Association of America

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Instructional Designer,
Consultant

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CapTel Outreach Marketing Manager,
Ultratec

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Accessibility Director,
Amazon

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Senior Research Audiologist, Technology Access Program,
Gallaudet University

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Information Technology Program Director,
Gallaudet University

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Executive Director,
Center for Connected Health Policy

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Game Producer,
Oculus VR

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Chief Accessibility Officer,
Microsoft

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Director of Regulatory Affairs,
CTIA

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Physician and Researcher,
University of Michigan Medical School

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Project Manager,
Center on Access Technology

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Lead Accessibility Solutions Engineer,
AT&T

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President,
National Black Deaf Advocates

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DeafBlind Advocate

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Disabilty Access Consultant

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Vice President, Corporate Marketing,
Sorenson Communications

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General Counsel,
Meredith

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Content Creator and Public Speaker,
Consultant

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Actor & International Artist

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Johnny Reininger

Advocate,
Turtle Island Hand Talk

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Co-Founder,
DeafGamersTV

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Chief, Disability Rights Office,
Federal Communications Commission

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Chief Executive Officer,
National Association of the Deaf

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Acting Chairwoman,
Federal Communications Commission

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Ian Sanborn

Storyteller, Artist and Teacher,
Performer

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Software Engineer,
Microsoft Teams

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Will Schell

Attorney Advisor,
Federal Communications Commission

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Michael Scott

Attorney Advisor,
Federal Communications Commission

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Accessibility Advocate

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Artificial Intelligence Research Product Manager,
Google

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Commissioner,
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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Chief Executive Officer,
CSD

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Chief Executive Officer and Founder,
MachineGenius

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Director, Technology Access Program
Gallaudet University

 

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Associate General Counsel,
National Association of Broadcasters

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Division Director,
North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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Attorney Advisor,
Federal Communications Commision

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Vice President, Marketing and Government Affairs,
VITAC

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Policy Counsel,
Next Century Cities

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Vice President of Relay,
Hamilton Telecommunications