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CGB Announces Workshop on IP-Based Relay Technologies

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Released: January 31, 2014


Federal Communications Commission
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News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

Washington, D.C. 20554


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DA 14-117

January 31, 2014



GN Docket No. 14-19

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) will host a
workshop the morning of Tuesday, February 18, 2014. The purpose of the workshop will be to gather and
incorporate stakeholder input on the types of research that are needed to improve the functional equivalency and
efficiency of telecommunications relay service (TRS).1
This first workshop will focus on developing a platform for the delivery of IP-based relay services and the
development of new and improved relay services during and after the IP transition. Panels will include
discussions with academics and researchers with demonstrated relevant expertise. An audience question and
answer session will follow. Additional details will be released closer to the event date.
The workshop will be free and open to the public. It will be held in the Commission Meeting Room (TW-
C305) at FCC Headquarters, located at 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554. The event will be shown
live at
Reasonable accomodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please include a
description of the accommodation needed. Individuals making such requests must include their contact
information should FCC staff need to contact them for more information. Requests should be made as early as
possible. Please send an e-mail to or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau:
202.418.0530 (voice), 202.418.0432 (TTY).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Roger Goldblatt, Consumer and Governmental Affairs
Bureau, at, (202) 418-1035 (voice) or (email) or Mark Wigfield, Office of Media
Relations, at (202) 418-0253 (voice) or (email).


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1 The FCC entered into an agreement with the National Institute on Aging to collaborate on research into the effectiveness,
efficiency, and consumer response to current and anticipated IP- based relay technologies such as automated speech-to text
and video plus automated speech to text. See Press Release, FCC, FCC and National Institute on Aging to Partner on
Research Advancing Accessibility to Communications for Americans with Hearing Disabilities (rel. Dec. 12, 2013),
available at


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