The Conclusion of 2021 Biennial Conference

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24th Biennial Conference

The Conclusion of 2021 Biennial Conference

TDI hosted its 24th biennial conference — the first virtual conference — through zoom. We saw about 320 attendees registered for the total of the 4-day event! 

On opening day, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel presented the keynote address, followed by a town hall meeting with FCC officials from the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau and its Disability Rights Office.

 

The screenshot of the video containing Jessica Rosenworcel on the left and Certified Deaf Interpreter on the left.

Jessica Rosenworcel gave her keynote address in the ready-made video with CDI on the right during the zoom conference.

 

Kaika, the TDI CEO, hosted the fireside chat with President Bobbi (Gallaudet University), Barbara Kelly (Director of HLAA), and Howard Rosenblum (CEO of NAD) discussed creating accessibility policy, being active in creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable experience, and what the world may look like now that we are adapting to hybrid virtual and in-person models.

 

Kaika, Barbara Kelly, Howard Rosenblum, and President Bobbi sitting on the half circle facing each other. The background is white.

Kaika hosted the fireside chat with Barbara Kelly, Howard Rosenblum, and President Bobbi.

 

TDI hosted the awards recognizing note-worthy individuals and organizations for their tremendous contribution to the DHH community.

For the rest of the three days, there were breakout sessions and community forums discussing the issues and improvements in technology accessibility, relay services, and tele-world. The Biennial Conference hosted speakers representing various parts of the industry sector and government as well.

TDI greatly appreciated its conference sponsors for their continued support in shaping an accessible world. TDI’s Biennial Conference would not be possible without the support of these partners. 

 

Watch our recorded virtual conference on our YouTube. 

 

 

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