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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 Tuesday, December 6, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. (EST).


Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Start Printed Page 81139Washington, 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 December 6, 2016 meeting, the Committee is expected to receive and consider: Reports on the activities of its Communications and Emergency Communications Subcommittees; a report and recommendation from its Technology Transitions Subcommittee regarding the accessibility of the Internet of Things; a report and recommendation from its Video Programming Subcommittee on video description services; and a report and four recommendations from its Relay & Equipment Distribution Subcommittee regarding: Videomail-to-text services for Video Relay Services consumers who are Deaf-Blind; mobile device support for USB connectivity to Braille displays; best practices for the development and testing of Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC) devices; and the portability of ten-digit telephone numbers and associated features from one IP-enabled relay provider to another. The Committee also anticipates presentations from Commission staff on recent activities, and a presentation on the future of television. 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 as 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.

Karen Peltz Strauss,

Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 2016-27663 Filed 11-16-16; 8:45 am]