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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during the Open Commission Meeting on Friday, July 19, 2013. The meeting will be held from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room located at 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC. The following presentations will be made at the meeting to commemorate the ADA:
· Speech‐to‐Speech Services (STS): The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that responds to several petitions to improve STS, a form of telecommunications relay service (TRS) for people with speech disabilities.
· Report on the FCC’s Implementation of the Twenty‐First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA): In recognition of the 23rd anniversary of the ADA, several FCC bureaus will report on the progress the FCC has made to timely implement the CVAA since its passage in 2010. This will include discussion of the FCC’s rules requiring video description, closed captioned television programs delivered via the Internet, access to advanced communications services and web browsers on mobile phones, a nationwide equipment distribution program for people who are deaf‐blind, and contributions to the TRS Fund by providers of non‐interconnected voice over the Internet protocol (VoIP), as well as the Commission’s pending rules on text access to 911 emergency centers by people with disabilities, and the launching of the Accessibility Clearinghouse.
Event page: http://www.fcc.gov/open‐commission‐meeting‐july‐2013
Audio/Video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC's web page at fcc.gov/live. The FCC’s webcast is free to the public and does not require pre‐registration.
The FCC’s webcast will be captioned and captions will be displayed in the Commission Meeting Room. Sign language interpreter services will also be provided in the Commission Meeting Room. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Include a description of the accommodation you will need and tell
us how to contact you if we need more information. Make your request as early as possible. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an e‐mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418‐0530 (voice), (202) 418‐0432 (TTY) to request accommodations.