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Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Making Next Generation 911 Emergency Services More Accessible

The Emergency Access Advisory Committee (EAAC) will hold their next meeting on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 10:30am to 3:30pm EST. The EAAC is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) advisory committee that was created under the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA). The primary responsibility of the EAAC is to evaluate and recommend “the most effective and efficient technologies and methods” that allow individuals with disabilities access to Next Generation 911 (NG 9-1-1) emergency services. The agenda for the upcoming EAAC meeting includes discussion on reports drafted by EAAC subcommittees that relate to ensuring individuals with disabilities have access to 911 emergency services. The meeting is open to the public.

Start Date: 
Friday, December 14, 2012 - 10:30am


September 28, 2012 –   In September a consent decree was entered into by the Enforcement Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission, HTC America, Inc., a subsidiary of HTC Corporation, and HTC Corporation. The Consent Decree [DA 12-1381] ends the Enforcement Bureau’s investigation of HTC’s possible violations of Sections 20.19(c)(1) and 20.19(d)(1) of the Commission’s rules related to hearing aid-compatible handsets.


September 18, 2012 –   The Federal Communications Commission (FFC) is having a Consumer Advisory Committee meeting on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 2:00pm-4:00pm EDT. Agenda items include, but are not limited to, recommendations on broadband access, text spamming, and an item on disability complaints processing presented by Gregory Hlibok Chief, and Susan Kimmel, Deputy Chief, Disability Rights Office. The meeting is open to the public and will be broadcast live over the Internet.


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