“This page is a digitally archived AccessInfo Announcement”
On April 13, 2018, the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) released a final report on the September 27, 2017 nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The report shows that the test was largely a success; however, the report identifies some issues regarding accessibility, and steps to be taken within the next year to remedy these problems. The steps being taken to ensure accessibility include:
- Reaching out to specific stations to ensure future coordination of the alert crawl with closed captioning.
- Revising the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) Form Three to ensure the accessibility of the test alert for people with disabilities and non-English speakers.
Links to Final Report:
For more information, please contact Austin Randazzo, Attorney Advisor, PSHSB, at 202-418-1462 or Austin.Randazzo@fcc.gov. For those using videophones and fluent in American Sign Language, you may call the ASL Consumer Support Line at 844-432-2275.]