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Next-generation 911 Access Meeting April 8

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Released: March 25, 2011


Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.


Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 11-553

Released: March 25, 2011



Committee to Focus on Matters Pertaining to Next Generation 911 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 Commission headquarters, 445 12th St., SW,
Washington, D.C. on Friday, April 8, 2011 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST). All meetings shall be 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 emergency services by individuals with disabilities. In order to
fulfill this mission, the Communications Accessibility Act directs that within one year after the EAAC's
members are appointed, the Committee shall conduct a national survey, with the input of groups represented
by the Committee's membership, after which the Committee shall develop and submit to the Commission
recommendations to implement such technologies and methods.
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).

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.


: Cheryl King, Consumer and Governmental Affairs
Bureau, 202-418-2284 (voice), 202-418-0416 (TTY), or (e-mail); or Patrick Donovan,
Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 202-418-2413, (e-mail).
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