We have tentatively planned for a panel at our October 20 workshop to discuss funding and other resources at the federal, state, local, and tribal level that promote or could promote broadband accessibility and affordability for people with disabilities.
Please give us your feedback on workshop planning issues (e.g., how to structure this panel, suggested questions and speakers, and helpful background reading material) and policy issues.
- What federal resources are available or could be available to fund broadband access and equipment for people with disabilities?
- What are the potential sources for federal research funding that could promote broadband accessibility and affordability?
- What resources are available to help better coordinate federal data collection relating to broadband usage by people with disabilities?
- What lessons can we learn from programs that currently serve to promote broadband accessibility and affordability for people with disabilities?
- What state, local and tribal resources are available to fund broadband access for people with disabilities?
- What state equipment distribution programs provide equipment that can be used by people with disabilities to access broadband? Are there model programs that could be replicated elsewhere?
- Are there potential state, local, and tribal resources that promote research or provide other support to promote broadband accessibility?
- What other information, including information responsive to the more specific questions in the Public Notice do you think would help us better understand the federal, state, local, and tribal resources available to make broadband accessible and affordable to people with disabilities?