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At its March 31, 2016 Open Meeting, starting at 10:30 a.m. EST, in Room TW‐C305, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC, the Commission will consider two items addressing access for people with disabilities:

  • Expanding Access to Video Programming for Blind or Visually Impaired Americans: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on proposals to expand the amount of and access to video described programming, for the benefit of consumers who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Providing Affordable Broadband for Low‐Income Americans: The Commission will consider a Third Report and Order, Further Report and Order, and Order on Reconsideration to comprehensively restructure and modernize the Lifeline program to efficiently and effectively connect low‐income Americans, including those with disabilities, to broadband, strengthen program oversight and administration, and take additional measures to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse.

March 31, 2016 Open Meeting
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Webcast: The Commission will provide audio and/or video coverage of the meeting over the Internet.

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. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e‐mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or by calling the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice), (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.

Updated: 
Thursday, September 29, 2016