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Disability Advisory Committee; Announcement of Next Meeting

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Federal Communications Commission.




This document announces the date of the next meeting of the Commission's Disability Advisory Committee (Committee or DAC). The meeting is open to the public. During this meeting, members of the Committee will receive and discuss summaries of activities and recommendations from its subcommittees.


The Committee's next meeting will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EST).


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

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Elaine Gardner, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau: 202-418-0581 (voice); email:

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The Committee was established in December 2014 to make recommendations to the Commission on a wide array of disability matters within the jurisdiction of the Commission, and to facilitate the participation of people with disabilities in proceedings before the Commission. The Committee is organized under, and operated in accordance with, the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The Committee held its first meeting on March 17, 2015. At its September 22, 2016 meeting, the Committee is expected to receive and consider: reports on the activities of its Communications, Emergency Communications, and Video Programming Subcommittees; a report and recommendation from its Technology Transitions Subcommittee regarding amplified phones; a report and recommendation from its Cognitive Disabilities Working Group regarding best practices; and a report and three recommendations from its Relay & Equipment Distribution Subcommittee regarding: The portability of ten-digit telephone numbers and associated features from one IP-enabled relay provider to another; 911 training for VRS Communications Assistants; and establishing rules and standards for IP CTS quality of service. The Committee will also hear presentations from Commission staff on recent activities, and a presentation on the future of telecommunications, and will discuss new issues for its consideration. A limited amount of time may be available on the agenda for comments and inquiries from the public. The public may comment or ask questions of presenters via the email address

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. If making a request for an accommodation, please 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 Start Printed Page 59624as possible by sending an email to or calling the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY). Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. The meeting will be webcast with open captioning, at:​live.

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).

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Federal Communications Commission.

D'wana Terry,

Associate Bureau Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 2016-20770 Filed 8-29-16; 8:45 am]