On July 21, 2021, the FCC issued an Enforcement Advisory to remind Emergency Alert System (EAS) participants of their obligation to ensure that EAS alerts are accessible to persons with disabilities.  The advisory also encourages consumers to report inaccessible EAS alerts.

Links to Enforcement Advisory:
URL:    https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-reminds-eas-participants-ensure-emergency-alerts-are-accessible    
Word:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-857A1.docx   
PDF:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-857A1.pdf    
Text:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-857A1.txt   

For more information about EAS, please visit: https://www.fcc.gov/emergency-alert-system#block-menu-block-4.  To learn more about the Commission’s accessibility requirements for EAS, please visit: https://www.fcc.gov/eas-faq-accessibility.  Fr specific questions, please contact William Wallace, Attorney Advisor, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at 202-418-2716 or by email at William.Wallace@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).

Wednesday, July 21, 2021