AskEARN | FEED Meeting September 6, 2023 Skip to main content

FEED Meeting September 6, 2023

Supporting Effective Communication Access

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET


Michael Scott and Joshua Mendelsohn, Attorney Advisors from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will discuss services available through the FCC to support effective communication access. In addition, Cathy Russo and Edna Johnson from the Department of Defense’s Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) will provide a program update on CAP. FEED members will also be invited to participate in a discussion about the implementation of promising practices across federal agencies.


Introduction (1:00-1:05 p.m.)

  • Akinyemi Banjo, Policy Advisor, Employer and Workplace Policy, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), Department of Labor

Welcoming Remarks (1:05-1:10 p.m.)

  • Jennifer Sheehy, Deputy Assistant Secretary, ODEP

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2023 (1:10-1:20 p.m.)

  • Renee Tajudeen, Director, Policy Communication and Outreach, ODEP

Presentation: Telecommunications Relay Services for Federal Government Employees (1:20-1:45 p.m.)

  • Joshua Mendelsohn, Attorney Advisor, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Michael Scott, Attorney Advisor, FCC

Presentation: Briefing on the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) (1:45-2:10 p.m.)

  • Edna Johnson, Ph.D., Program Analyst/Accommodation Assessment Team Lead, CAP, Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Catherine Russo, Program Analyst, CAP, DoD

Interactive Session: Implementation of Strategies for Disability Inclusion in Federal Agencies (FEED 15) (2:10-2:55 p.m.)

  • Jennifer Croft, Diversity Program Manager, Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility, Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Closing Remarks (2:55-3:00 p.m.)

  • Wendy Doernberg, Attorney-Advisor, Federal Sector Programs, Office of Federal Operations, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)