“This page is a digitally archived AccessInfo Announcement”

On August 4, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission will consider two disability‐related orders at its Commission agenda meeting:

  1. National Deaf Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP). FCC will consider a Report and Order that would convert the NDBEDP from a pilot to a permanent program. 
  2. Wireless Hearing Aid Compatibility Requirements.  FCC will consider a Report and Order that would implement changes to the scope of the wireless hearing aid compatibility rules

Meeting Agenda                


Webcast: The meeting will be streamed live on the Internet with open captioning.

The meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. EST, in the Commission’s Meeting Room (TW‐C305), 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC. It is open to the public and will be live streamed.

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, such as tactile interpreting services. 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 additional information about the agenda for the August open meeting, please visit Chairman Wheeler’s blog post.

Friday, September 16, 2016