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On January 11, 2013, the FCC extended the charter of the Emergency Access Advisory Committee (EAAC) by six months until June 14, 2013 so that the EAAC can complete its work pursuant to the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA). The EAAC was created to conduct a national survey about emergency access for people with disabilities, and to develop recommendations to the FCC about the most effective and efficient technologies to ensure equal access to emergency services for people with disabilities. On December 2011, the EAAC submitted recommendations, but clarified that the recommendations did not constitute the full report and requested more time to submit a full report. Based on requests from the co-chairs of the EAAC, the Consumers Group and the Gallaudet Technology Access Program, the National Emergency Number Association, and APCO International to extend or renew the EAAC charter in order to complete such work, the FCC is providing a six-month extension. The charter is now effective until June 14, 2013.
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For further information, contact Suzy Rosen Singleton, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, 202-810-
1503, Suzanne.Singleton@fcc.gov; and/or Zenji Nakazawa, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 202-