If you are experiencing environmentally induced functional impairment from wireless technology (a.k.a. radiofrequency sickness, electrotoxicity, etc.), please take a moment to participate in the listening sessions below. Environmentally-induced functional impairments are covered under the 2008 ADA Amendments.
It is imperative that they hear from as many people as possible with narrow specific needs e.g. no wireless, especially WiFi, in public buildings and public spaces, especially medical facilities. If you have time and are able to do so, please back up your story and the need for wireless-free public buildings and public spaces with research. If not, your story and the stated accessibility barrier are sufficient.
There are multiple ways to participate: in-person, by phone, and by email. Please participate in the way that works best for you. If you participate in-person or by phone, you will have a 5 minute time limit on your comment. You will also need to register. They ask that you please a written copy of your comments (or main points) as well, if possible. That way there is a permanent record of your views that can be included in the final report.
Please send a copy of those comments to your National Congressional Delegation (2 Senators and 1 Representative) Look them up at: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm and http://www.house.gov/representatives/. Ask that they stop funding wireless broadband, repeal section 704 of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, give the EPA authority to establish population-based biologically-protective limits for wireless radiation, and ban WiFi from public buildings and public spaces. They need to hear about this continually from everyone before they will act. Only rarely do people take action on new information the first time they hear it.
Thank you for taking the time to participate. Change will not happen without your active participation.
NIDILRR 2018-2023 Long-Range Plan
Stakeholder Listening Session
Attendees should come Prepared to Answer the Following Questions:
- What issues (barriers) make it challenging for you to be an active member of your community?
- What improvements (name the top one or two) would make your daily life better?
- What has changed, for better or worse, in the last five years that as affected your ability to achieve your goals?
- Ensuring that accessibility features are incorporated into new and developing technologies, including internet browsers, computer operating systems, and mobile phones.
- Developing the principles of universal design to ensure the built environment is accessible to everyone, regardless of their abilities.
- Developing and growing model systems of rehabilitation to improve the functional abilities and long-term social participation outcomes of those with disabilities.
- Supporting the maturation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) national network that provides training and technical assistance to businesses, individuals, units of government and others.
Attendance by Phone (New Phone Number)
Provide Comments by Email
Registration (only required if you plan to attend in person or listen by phone)