[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18814-18815]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7475]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[DA 12-406]


Emergency Access Advisory Committee; Announcement of Date of Next 
Meeting

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the date of the Emergency Access 
Advisory Committee's (Committee or EAAC) next meeting. At the March 
2012 meeting, the seven subcommittees of the EAAC will present reports 
and consider activities for 2012. The seven subcommittees cover: Text-
to-911 Solutions; Interoperability Testing; PSAP Sign Language and 
other Communication Assistance; Detailed Report Sections from 2011; 
NENA i3 compared to EAAC Recommendations; TTY Transition/Roadmap; and, 
Timeline Alignment for Phasing into NG911 PSAPs.

DATES: The Committee's next meeting will take place on Friday, March 
30, 2012, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EST), at the headquarters of the 
Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20554, in the Commission Meeting Room.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl King, Consumer and Governmental 
Affairs Bureau, (202) 418-2284 (voice) or (202) 418-0416

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(TTY), email: Cheryl.King@fcc.gov and/or Patrick Donovan, Public Safety 
and Homeland Security Bureau, (202) 418-2413, email: 
Patrick.Donovan@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 7, 2010, in document DA 10-2318, 
Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the establishment and appointment 
of members and Co-Chairpersons of the EAAC, an advisory committee 
required by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video 
Accessibility Act (CVAA), Public Law 11-260, for the purpose of 
achieving equal access to emergency services by individuals with 
disabilities as part of our nation's migration to a national Internet 
protocol-enabled emergency network, also known as the next generation 
9-1-1 system (NG9-1-1). The purpose of the EAAC is to determine the 
most effective and efficient technologies and methods by which to 
enable access to Next Generation 911 (NG 9-1-1) emergency services by 
individuals with disabilities, Public Law 111-260 Sec.  106(a), and to 
make recommendations to the Commission on how to achieve those 
effective and efficient technologies and methods. Public Law 111-260 
Sec.  106(c). During the spring of 2011, the EAAC conducted a 
nationwide survey of individuals with disabilities and released a 
report on that survey on June 21, 2011. The EAAC Report on Emergency 
Calling for Persons with Disabilities; Survey Review and Analysis 2011 
is available at http://transition.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/EAAC/EAAC-REPORT.pdf. 
Following release of the survey report, the EAAC developed 
recommendations, which it submitted to the Commission on December 7, 
2011, as required by the CVAA. See the EAAC Report and Recommendations 
at: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-312161A1.doc. At the March 2012 EAAC meeting, the seven subcommittees 
of the EAAC will present reports and consider activities for 2012. The 
seven subcommittees cover: Text-to-911 Solutions; Interoperability 
Testing; PSAP Sign Language and other Communications Assistance; 
Detailed Report Sections from 2011; Gaps in NENA i3 compared to EAAC 
Recommendations; TTY Transition/Roadmap; Timeline Alignment For Phasing 
into NG911 PSAPs. The meeting site is fully accessible to people using 
wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Sign language interpreters, open 
captioning, and assistive listening devices will be provided on site. 
Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are 
available upon request. In your request, include a description of the 
accommodation you will need and a way we can contact you if we need 
more information. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be 
impossible to fill. Send an email to: fcc504@fcc.gov or call the 
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), 
(202) 418-0432 (TTY). To request materials in accessible formats for 
people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio 
format), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and 
Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 
(TTY).

Federal Communications Commission.
Karen Peltz Strauss,
Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.
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