Video Description & Transcript:
  Advocating access to cell phones

Caption: [Scott Palm: Political advocate]

Scott is sitting in a power wheelchair with his device mounted in front of him.
Scott [synthesized speech from device]: "I have been an alternative communication device user for 20 years. I'm here to express my concerns about your proposal. It would seriously reduce the number of options to users such as myself, causing us to not live up to our true potential."

The videotape transitions to another segment. Scott is sitting in the same spot, but the camera shows a larger view of him. A paper American flag hangs from his device.

Scott [synthesized speech]: "Your proposal would give me and other alternative communication device users some obstacles that would be nearly impossible to overcome with the way the funding is right now. It would also affect our quality of life that we would be going back in our development. I encourage you to reconsider your proposal so we all can go forward without any difficulties. Thank you for your time."

Once Scott finishes his speech, he moves away using his left hand on the power wheelchair joystick.

Caption: [Scott Palm: Political advocate]