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Emergency Access Advisory Committee Next Meeting Date: March 1, 2013

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Released: January 31, 2013


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DA 13-127

Released: January 31, 2013



Committee Focusing on Matters Pertaining to

Next Generation 9-1-1 Access for Persons with Disabilities

On 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 Federal Communications Commission (FCC or
Commission) headquarters, 445 12th St., SW, Commission Meeting Room, Washington, DC, on Friday,
March 1, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EST). All meetings are open to the public.


The 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 The agenda for the March 2013 EAAC
meeting will include discussion of reports from the EAAC subcommittees and other activities needed to
ensure access to 911 by individuals with disabilities.

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
6 See the EAAC Report and Recommendations at:

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: or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-
418-0432 (TTY).


: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities
(Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to or call the
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).


: Suzy Rosen Singleton, Consumer and Governmental
Affairs Bureau, 202-810-1503, or (e-mail); and/or Zenji Nakazawa, Public
Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 202-418-7949, (e-mail).
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