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Released: November 10, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

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445 12th St., S.W.

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Washington, D.C. 20554

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DA 11-1880

Released: November 10, 2011

EMERGENCY ACCESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NOVEMBER 18, 2011 MEETING

Committee to Focus on Matters Pertaining to Next Generation 911 Access for Persons with

Disabilities

On December 7, 2010, Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the establishment and
appointment of members and Co-Chairpersons of the Emergency Access Advisory Committee (EAAC),1
an advisory committee required by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility
Act of 2010 (CVAA).2
The next meeting of the EAAC will be held at the Commission headquarters, 445 12th St., SW.,
Commission Meeting Room, Washington, D.C. on Friday, November 18, 2011 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. (EST). All meetings are open to the public. It is expected that the November meeting will approve
final draft language for recommendations to the Commission as required in the CVAA.

EAAC MISSION

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 emergency services by individuals with
disabilities. In order to fulfill this mission, the CVAA directs that within one year after the EAAC’s
members are appointed, the Committee shall conduct a national survey, with the input of groups
represented by the Committee’s membership, after which the Committee shall develop and submit to the
Commission recommendations to implement such technologies and methods. The EAAC survey has
been completed and the EAAC is now considering recommendations based on the survey results. Under
the CVAA, those recommendations are due to the Commission by December 7, 2011.
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 e-mail to:
fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-
418-0432 (TTY).


1 Emergency Access Advisory Committee Announcement of Members and Co-Chairpersons, Public Notice, DA 10-
2318 (CGB rel. Dec. 7, 2010).
2 Pub. L. No. 111-260.

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: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities
(Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT

: Cheryl King, Consumer and Governmental Affairs
Bureau, 202-418-2284 (voice), 202-418-0416 (TTY), or Cheryl.King@fcc.gov (e-mail); and/or Patrick
Donovan, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 202-418-2413, Patrick.Donovan@fcc.gov (e-
mail).
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