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Survey to Assess Emergency Calling Needs of People with Disabilities

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Released: March 16, 2011

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News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

For Immediate Release: News Media Contact:
March 16, 2011 Rosemary Kimball at (202) 418-0511

e-mail: rosemary.kimball@fcc.gov
EMERGENCY ACCESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
RELEASES NATIONAL SURVEY TO LEARN ABOUT EMERGENCY CALLING
BY INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
Washington, DC -- The FCC today launched an on-line national survey of individuals
with disabilities to determine the most effective and efficient technologies and methods by which
to enable their access to emergency services. The results of the survey will inform the Advisory
Committee as it develops recommendations to implement such technologies and methods in a
Next Generation 9-1-1 system that will be capable of receiving emergency calls via video, text,
and voice.
The survey is available online at: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/EAAC/. The survey is
provided in American English, Spanish and video clips in American Sign Language (ASL).
The Emergency Access Advisory Committee was established by FCC Chairman Julius
Genachowski on December 7, 2010, in compliance with the Twenty-first Century
Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 .

ACCESSIBLE FORMATS

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