“This page is a digitally archived AccessInfo Announcement”

On Thursday, August 27, 2015, the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau and Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau will host a workshop to promote the wider use and increased accessibility of the Emergency Alert System (EAS).  The workshop will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room at the FCC, located at 445 12th Street SW, Washington,DC 20554.

As part of the FCC’s continuing commitment to ensure that emergency alert and warning systems are effective and available to all Americans, the workshop will explore two key issues:

  1. To improve the usefulness of the EAS for managers at the state and local levels of Emergency Public Safety Answering Points, Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services), and
  2. to improve the accessibility of alerts to people with disabilities.

The workshop will be streamed live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC’s web page at www.fcc.gov/live.  Those watching the live video stream of the event may e-mail event-related questions to livequestions@fcc.gov.

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.  Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fulfill.  To make a request for reasonable accommodations or materials in accessible formats, contact fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).

For additional information about the meeting, please contact John A. Evanoff, Policy and Licensing Division, PSHSB at (202) 418-0848 or via e-mail at john.evanoff@fcc.gov or Cheryl King, Disability Rights Office, CGB at (202) 418-2284 or via email at: cheryl.king@fcc.gov.

Updated: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016