Just Joined a New Federal Commission!
We have top leaders from the Department, the disability community including students, publishers, the Copyright Office, academia and other experts. The law that Congress passed that directed the creation of the Commission has quite a number of issues we're supposed to work on, including definitions of qualifying students and instructional materials as well as considering what systems might be established to help accessibility be better delivered.
The details are linked to here in the Federal Register, and includes a pointer to the actual law section. Our first meeting was mainly preparatory:
- We elected Gaier Dietrich and Jim Wendorf as chair and vice chair (two noteworthy disability leaders)
- We were taught all about our ethics obligations and dos and don't as commissioners
- We divided into groups tackling different aspects of our charge