Emergency Access Advisory Committee
Federal Communications Commission
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Washington, D.C. 20554
Released: October 3, 2012
EMERGENCY ACCESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
ANNOUNCEMENT OF OCTOBER 12, 2012 MEETING
Committee Focusing on Matters Pertaining to
Next Generation 9-1-1 Access for Persons with DisabilitiesOn 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, DC, on Friday, October 12, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(EST). All meetings are open to the public.
EAAC MISSIONThe 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,3 and to make recommendations to the Commission on how to achieve those effective and
efficient technologies and methods.4 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, 2011.5 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.6
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, as amended by technical amendments contained in Pub. L. 111-265.
3 Pub. L. No. 111-260 § 106(a).
4 Pub. L. No. 111-260 § 106(c).
5 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.
6 See the EAAC Report and Recommendations at: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-
At the October 2012 EAAC meeting, the agenda will include discussion of next steps for 2012
and the draft 2012 reports from subcommittee activities.
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-
ACCESSIBLE FORMATS: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities
(Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to email@example.com 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-
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