In order to keep the public informed about various disability issues the White House has been hosting monthly calls. To learn about future calls, request to be added to the White House Disability email distribution list, by visiting the White House website. The next call will be this week on February 29.
These calls are open to the public and offer a unique opportunity to hear about important disability issues from individuals who work in the Federal government. You can also submit questions before the call at disability.gov.
To participate in this week’s call see the information below:
- Date of Call: 2/29/2012
- Start Time: 3:00 p.m. EST (dial in 5 minutes early)
- Dial in: (800) 230-1766
- Code: “White House Monthly Disability Call”
The White House Office of Public Engagement announced that they are resuming their monthly disability calls on January 18, 2012. These calls aim to keep members of the disability community informed of White House initiatives and to introduce Federal government employees who work on disability issues.
Anyone is welcome to join the email list, by visiting the website here and filling out the contact us form, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and providing your full name, city, state, and organization. The calls will address questions and issues raised through disability.gov.
The next White House Disability call is Wednesday July 27th at 1:00 pm. The call will feature information on technology, Section 508 of the Rehab Act, independent agencies, emergency preparedness, employment, budgetary issues, and other topics. To join the call, dial in to (866) 298-7926 and say White House Disability Call (instead of a code).
The monthly White House Disability Call is Thursday May 26th at 3pm. It will feature Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali and the Department of Labor’s Director of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Patricia Shiu. The call-in number is (800) 230-1085 and the passcode is White House Disability Call.
The next monthly White House Disability call will be on Thursday, April 28 at 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. No agenda has yet been made available for this call. The White House encourages callers to dial in about five minutes early, due to the expected high number of callers. To participate, dial (888) 428-4479, and tell the operator that you would like to join the “White House Disability Call.” For live captioning, at the start time of the event, please login by clicking on the link below:
The next monthly White House Disability call will be at 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on March 31. The call will feature U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, as well as other Administration personnel. The White House encourages callers to dial in about five minutes early, due to the expected high number of callers. To participate, dial (800) 230-159, and tell the operator that you would like to join the “White House Disability Call.”
The White House Disability Group is hosting monthly calls to provide updates on various disability issues as well as to introduce persons who work on disability issues in the federal government. The White House strongly encourages wide distribution this email so that anyone who wants to participate can do so. Their next call will be Monday, January 10 at 3:00 PM Eastern. To join the call, please dial (800) 230-1093 and select “Disability Call” (instead of code). For live captioning, at time of call, log onto http://www.fedrcc.us//Enter.aspx?EventID=1679107&CustomerID=321
The White House Disability Group will host monthly conference calls to update the public on disability-related issues and to introduce Administration and other federal government staff who work on disability issues. The first call was held on Friday, December 3 and featured Alexa Posny, the Assistant Secretary of Education for Special Education and Judy Heumann, Special Advisor on International Disability Rights for the Department of State. Information on participating in future calls will be provided in the Capitol Insider.