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The Commission has released a tentative agenda for the Open Commission Meeting scheduled for 10:30 am on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, which includes the following two disability-related items:
Revisions to Reporting Requirements Governing Hearing Aid-Compatible Mobile Handsets – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that seeks comment on changes to the wireless hearing aid compatibility rules to eliminate the annual reporting requirement for non-nationwide service providers.
911 Access, Routing, and Location in Enterprise Communications Systems – The Commission will consider a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) that seeks comment on improving 911 access by enterprise communications systems that serve businesses, hotels, educational institutions, and government entities. See paragraphs 23 and 31 of the document regarding questions about the capability of these systems to provide accessible emergency communications to individuals with disabilities, including the availability of real-time text.
Public Draft Text of Hearing Aid-Compatibility Reports NPRM:
Public Draft Text of Enterprise Communication Systems 911 NOI:
The meeting will be held in the Commission Meeting Room (TW-C305), 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC., is open to the public, and will be streamed live on the Internet with open captioning at https://www.fcc.gov/general/live. Visit this webpage for more information: https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2017/09/september-2017-open-commission-meeting.
Reasonable Accommodations: Open captioning and on-site sign language interpreting services will be provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request, such as tactile interpreting services. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e‐mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-810-0444 (videophone), 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.