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Accessibility on the FCC Open Meeting Agenda

January 2014 — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the agenda for an Open Meeting to be held on February 20, 2014. The agenda includes considerations for a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to address the “quality and technical compliance of closed captioning on television programming.” Additionally, the Commission will consider a Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the accuracy of caller location information provided for wireless 911 calls.  The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m.

FCC Announces Agenda for Open Commission Meeting

December 2013 —The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the agenda for an Open Meeting to be held on December 12, 2013.  The agenda includes considerations for a Report and Order to improve 911 reliability and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise rules regarding use of wireless phones aboard airlines.  Additionally, the meeting will include status updates from the Technology Transitions Policy Task Force regarding recommendations for the FCC’s “expectations and role in the IP transition.”  The meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m.

NENA 2013 Conference & Expo

The National Emergency Number Association (NENA) will hold its annual Conference and Expo on June 5-20, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  By attending NENA 2013 you will join thousands of public safety professionals, telecommunications specialists, and federal, state, and local policymakers for a week aimed at developing an understanding the near and long-term issues facing public safety and the skills needed to address challenges. NENA’s educational tracks, among other things, will address NG911, accessibility, text-to-911, public outreach, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Wireless RERC Principal Investigator, Helena Mitchell, PhD, will present Current 9-1-1 & Alerting Trends for People with Disabilities, reporting on current data on how people with disabilities receive public alerts and their preferences and practices for contacting emergency services.

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Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 7:30am to Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 1:00pm
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