Comment Date: January 12, 2022
Reply Comment Date: January 27, 2022
On December 15, 2021, the FCC released a Public Notice seeking comment on proposed revisions to instructions and templates of the Annual Reports and Annual Certifications of providers of inmate communication services (ICS). On disability-related issues, providers are required to report a variety of information about the provision of ICS to incarcerated people with hearing and speech disabilities. The Commission proposes to also require narrative explanations regarding allocation methodology for accessibility-related charges.
Interested parties may file comments by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System at www.fcc.gov/ecfs. All filings must reference WC Docket No. 12-375. People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online may request assistance by email to FCC504@fcc.gov.
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For specific questions about the provision of communications service to incarcerated people with disabilities in this proceeding, please contact Joshua Mendelsohn, Disability Rights Office, (202) 559-7304, or Joshua.Mendelsohn@fcc.gov. For general questions about the ICS proceeding, please contact Minsoo Kim, Wireline Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-1739 or Minsoo.Kim@fcc.gov. Individuals who use videophones and are ASL-fluent may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).