“This page is a digitally archived AccessInfo Announcement”

At the Commission’s meeting on April 28, 2016, starting at 10:30 a.m. EST, in the Commission’s Meeting Room, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC (open to the public and live streamed starting at 10:30 am EST), the FCC will consider the need to update its rules in order to transition from TTY technology, which is used on the legacy analog network, to real‐ time text (RTT) technology, which is recognized as a superior accessibility solution for Internet Protocol (IP) communication networks.

More specifically, the Commission will consider adopting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on proposals to support RTT communications over Internet Protocol communications networks, in order to help ensure the accessibility of these networks for consumers who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf‐blind, and speech disabled.


Webcast: The meeting will be streamed live on the Internet, open captioned.

Reasonable Accommodations: Open captioning and on‐site sign language interpreting services will be provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e‐mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or by calling the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice), (202) 418–0432 (TTY). Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed. In addition, please include a way the FCC can contact you if it needs more information. Please allow as much advance notice as possible; last‐minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.

For more information about RTT, please contact Suzy Rosen Singleton at Suzanne.Singleton@fcc.gov.

Thursday, September 29, 2016