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Emergency Access Advisory Committee; Announcement of Date of Next Meeting

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This document announces the date of the Emergency Access Advisory Committee's (Committee or EAAC) next meeting. The September meeting will receive reports from seven subcommittees continuing work from 2011, and will consider activities for 2012. The seven subcommittees cover: Text-to-911 Solutions, Interim to NG911; Interoperability Testing; PSAP Sign Language and other Communication Assistance; Detailed Report Sections from 2011; NENA i3 compared to EAAC Recommendations; TTY Transition/Roadmap; and, Timeline Alignment for Phasing into NG911 PSAPs.


The Committee's next meeting will take place on Friday, September 14, 2012, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EST), at the headquarters of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).


Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554, in the Commission Meeting Room.


Cheryl King, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, (202) 418-2284 (voice) or (202) 418-0416 (TTY), email: and/or Patrick Donovan, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, (202) 418-2413, email:


On December 7, 2010, in document DA 10-2318, Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the establishment and appointment of members and Co-Chairpersons of the EAAC, an advisory committee required by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), Public Law 11-260, for the purpose of achieving equal access to emergency services by individuals with disabilities as part of our nation's migration to a national Internet protocol-enabled emergency network, also known as the next generation 9-1-1 system (NG9-1-1). The purpose of the EAAC is to determine the most effective and efficient technologies and methods by which to enable access to Next Generation 911 (NG 9-1-1) emergency services by individuals with disabilities, and to make recommendations to the Commission on how to achieve those effective and efficient technologies and methods. During the spring of 2011, the EAAC conducted a nationwide survey of individuals with disabilities and released a report on that survey on June 21, 2011. Following release of the survey report, the EAAC developed recommendations, which it submitted to the Commission on December 7, 2011, as required by the CVAA. At the September 2012 EAAC meeting, the seven subcommittees of the EAAC will present reports and consider activities for 2012.

The meeting site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Sign language interpreters, open captioning, and assistive listening devices will be provided on site. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. In your request, include a description of the accommodation you will need and a way we can contact you if we need more information. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an email to: or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY).

To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY).

Federal Communications Commission.

Karen Peltz Strauss,

Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.

[FR Doc. 2012-22133 Filed 9-7-12; 8:45 am]