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May 2015 Open Commission Meeting

May 21, 2015, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC

The FCC held this Open Meeting on the subjects listed below:

  • Extend and Make Permanent ‘iCanConnect’ Program:
    The Commission considered an Order to extend the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to permanently extend the program. The program provides up to $10 million annually from the Interstate Telecommunications Relay Service Fund to support programs that distribute communications equipment to low-income individuals who are deaf-blind.
  • Accessible Emergency Information:
    The Commission considered a Second Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend accessibility rules for emergency alerts to "second screens," including tablets, smartphones, laptops, and similar devices. The proposal would take additional steps to make emergency information in video programming accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

Meeting Documents

FCC Moves to Make Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program Permanent
FCC Adopts CVAA-Related Emergency Information Rules

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