Skip Navigation

Federal Communications Commission

English Display Options

Commission Document

CGB Announces Workshop on IP-Based Relay Technologies

Download Options

Released: January 31, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th St., S.W.

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

Washington, D.C. 20554

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 14-117

January 31, 2014

CONSUMER AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS BUREAU ANNOUNCES WORKSHOP

ON RESEARCH INITIATIVE ON IP-BASED RELAY TECHNOLOGIES

GN Docket No. 14-19

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) will host a
workshop the morning of Tuesday, February 18, 2014. The purpose of the workshop will be to gather and
incorporate stakeholder input on the types of research that are needed to improve the functional equivalency and
efficiency of telecommunications relay service (TRS).1
This first workshop will focus on developing a platform for the delivery of IP-based relay services and the
development of new and improved relay services during and after the IP transition. Panels will include
discussions with academics and researchers with demonstrated relevant expertise. An audience question and
answer session will follow. Additional details will be released closer to the event date.
The workshop will be free and open to the public. It will be held in the Commission Meeting Room (TW-
C305) at FCC Headquarters, located at 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554. The event will be shown
live at www.fcc.gov/live.
Reasonable accomodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please include a
description of the accommodation needed. Individuals making such requests must include their contact
information should FCC staff need to contact them for more information. Requests should be made as early as
possible. Please send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau:
202.418.0530 (voice), 202.418.0432 (TTY).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Roger Goldblatt, Consumer and Governmental Affairs
Bureau, at, (202) 418-1035 (voice) or Roger.Goldblatt@fcc.gov (email) or Mark Wigfield, Office of Media
Relations, at (202) 418-0253 (voice) or Mark.Wigfield@fcc.gov (email).

--FCC--

For more news and information about the FCC please visit: www.fcc.gov

1 The FCC entered into an agreement with the National Institute on Aging to collaborate on research into the effectiveness,
efficiency, and consumer response to current and anticipated IP- based relay technologies such as automated speech-to text
and video plus automated speech to text. See Press Release, FCC, FCC and National Institute on Aging to Partner on
Research Advancing Accessibility to Communications for Americans with Hearing Disabilities (rel. Dec. 12, 2013),
available at http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-324668A1.doc.

2

Note: We are currently transitioning our documents into web compatible formats for easier reading. We have done our best to supply this content to you in a presentable form, but there may be some formatting issues while we improve the technology. The original version of the document is available as a PDF, Word Document, or as plain text.

close
FCC

You are leaving the FCC website

You are about to leave the FCC website and visit a third-party, non-governmental website that the FCC does not maintain or control. The FCC does not endorse any product or service, and is not responsible for, nor can it guarantee the validity or timeliness of the content on the page you are about to visit. Additionally, the privacy policies of this third-party page may differ from those of the FCC.