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AUCD - SIG: Assistive Technology

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Location: Meeting Room 14

Session Description

Special Interest Groups, or SIGs, are made up of individuals in the AUCD network who have a common topical interest. SIGs, which are open to anyone in the network including trainees, serve as a mechanism for sharing information, engaging in dialogue, and generating new ideas. SIGs are led by one or more individuals from the network (with AUCD staff support if needed); they typically meet in-person at the AUCD Conference and may share information via emails, conference calls, or webinars throughout the year. Because SIGs are driven by the interests of the AUCD membership, new SIGs may emerge while ones that have run their course may disband.


  1. Welcome, introductions; additions to the agenda
  2. Update on CMS National Coverage Determination for speech generating devices
  3. NDRN workgroup on AT: 
    1. Where should we focus? what are the key areas of need for investigation and systems change? 
    2. Guest: Curt Decker, Executive Director, National Disability Rights Network
  4. Assistive Technology Act - Technical Assistance competition.  
    1. What does the "ideal" TA look like?
  5. AT and emergency preparedness 
    1. Pass It On Center MOU with FEMA
  6. FCC technology focus and people with cognitive disabilities
  7. What's happening in DC
    1. update on legislation regarding AT including but not limited to the AT Act