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On September 26, 2022, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing a virtual event, the Video Programming Accessibility Forum – Emergency Information (Forum), scheduled for October 6, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET.  The Forum will explore the FCC’s current requirements for ensuring emergency information on television is accessible to individuals with disabilities, and advancements that may occur in the future.

The public and interested stakeholders will be able to engage in this discussion by sending questions during the event to livequestions@fcc.gov.  An agenda and additional materials are available on the events page.

This is a public event and will be captioned and sign language interpreted via www.fcc.gov/live.  Additional reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request by emailing FCC504@fcc.gov or calling the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) at 202-418-0530 (voice).

Event Link to the Forum:
URL:   https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2022/10/video-programming-accessibility-forum-emergency-information

Public Notice:
URL:     https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-announces-third-video-programming-accessibility-forum  
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-1010A1.docx     
PDF:     https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-1010A1.pdf  
Text:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-1010A1.txt

General information about the FCC’s accessibility requirements for emergency information on television is available at https://www.fcc.gov/access-emergency-information-television.  For specific questions, please contact Bill Wallace, Attorney Advisor, Disability Rights Office, CGB, FCC, at William.Wallace@fcc.gov or Diana Sokolow, Attorney Advisor, Policy Division, Media Bureau, FCC, at diana.sokolow@fcc.gov.  Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).

Tuesday, September 27, 2022