In June, the Wireless RERC completed the Summary Report for Using Technology R&D to Effect Policy Change Leadership Workshop. One of the key goals of the workshop was to provide pragmatic advice on how to engage in the policymaking process. One aspect of engagement includes providing written comments in response to a call for public input. As such, we would like to offer you the opportunity to provide your input on the Small Group Discussions section (pp. 10-13).
In the afternoon, the attendees had small group discussions on the following topics:
- Data sources at your disposal – organizational data that could provide support for policy recommendations.
- Disability access policy priorities - policy domains that should be on the regulatory agenda to improve parity of access by people with disabilities.
- Engaging stakeholders- strategies for encouraging people with disabilities and non-governmental organizations to participate in federal rulemakings.
Each group was asked to extract from their discussion three takeaways. From your perspectives as advocates, practitioners, academics, government, or industry stakeholders, we invite you to review the takeaways and submit concurring or opposing arguments. Do you agree with the takeaways that each group produced? Is there a significant issue regarding use of data, disability access policy priorities, or stakeholder engagement that went unaddressed?
We hope that you reply. If you so choose, please send your comments to Salimah LaForce (email@example.com) by August 22, 2018.