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Emergency Access Advisory Committee Charter Extended

January 11, 2013 — The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau and Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission has extended the Emergency Access Advisory Committee (EAAC) charter by six months until June 14, 2013. Under the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA), the EAAC was chartered to investigate and recommend the “most effective and efficient technologies and methods by which to enable equal access to emergency services by individuals with disabilities.” The EAAC submitted reports to the Commission on December 7, 2011 but have since organized subcommittees to further research and explain their recommendations. This additional work will be included in the EAAC final reports and recommendations, to be submitted to the Commission by June 14, 2013.

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