On January 7, 2021, the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau issued an Enforcement Advisory to remind Emergency Alert System (EAS) participants of their obligation to comply with the EAS rules, including ensuring 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/enforcement-bureau-reminds-eas-participants-compliance-obligations
Word:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-10A1.docx
PDF:     https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-10A1.pdf
Text:     https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-10A1.txt

For more information about EAS, please visit: fcc.gov/general/emergency-alert-system-eas-0.  To learn more about the Commission’s accessibility requirements for EAS, please visit: fcc.gov/eas-faq-accessibility.  For specific questions, please contact Debra Patkin, Attorney Advisor, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at 202-870-5226 or debra.patkin@fcc.gov.

Updated: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021