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“This page is a digitally archived AccessInfo Announcement”

The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) and the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will host a workshop promoting the wider use and increased accessibility of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Thursday, August 27, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The workshop will be held in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street, SW, Room TW-C305, Washington, DC 20554.

For a detailed agenda, including names of panelists and speakers, visit the below links:


Registration and Attendance:  The workshop will be open to the public but will be limited to the seating available.  Individuals who wish to preregister may contact John A. Evanoff at  john.evanoff@fcc.gov or 202-418-0848.  Those who pre-register will be asked to provide their name, title, organization affiliation, and contact information.  All attendees are advised to arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the workshop to allow time to go through our security process.

Webcast:  The Commission will provide audio and/or video coverage of the workshop over the Internet from the FCC’s Web page at http://www.fcc.gov/live.

Questions: The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions.  Those following the live stream will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the event via email at livequestions@fcc.gov. Depending on the volume of questions and time constraints, session moderators will work to respond to as many questions as possible during the workshop.  Interested parties can also follow the workshop on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FCC. If you wish to send questions to the workshop you can submit them via email: livequestions@fcc.gov. To signify your participation in EAS workshop via Twitter, you can tweet your comment or question and include the hashtag #FCCLive. Then click refresh to view your tweet.

Reasonable Accommodations:  Open captioning will be provided for this event.  Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or by calling the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice), (202) 418–0432 (tty).  Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed.  In addition, please include a way the FCC can contact you if it needs more information.  Please allow as much advance notice as possible; last-minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.

For additional information about the meeting, please contact John A. Evanoff, Attorney-Advisor, Policy and Licensing Division, PSHSB at (202) 418-0848 or via e-mail at john.evanoff@fcc.gov

Tuesday, October 18, 2016