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E-911 Stakeholders' Council

Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI)took the initiative, along with NorCal Center on Deafness (Sacramento, CA) and Gallaudet University toinvite representatives of the public safety sector, industry,government, consumergroups and other stakeholdersto participate inthe E-911 StakeholderCouncil to review current issues in E-911 access and services, and to recommend a plan of action to address and fulfill its potential capacity in public safety and emergency preparedness for people who are deaf and hard of hearing across America.

The Council reviewedcurrent and future consumer needs, existinggovernment policy, challenges and limited resourcesfor public safety officials and the business community, emerging technologies, andthe wider range of emergencies that affect the daily lives of consumers who are deaf and hard of hearing, and their community network. The goal is to ensure that in the future people who are deaf or hard of hearing have ease of access to 9-1-1 services directly, using updated technologies, and through all approved forms of telecommunications relay services. Ithas becomeclearin recent monthsthat there needs to be put in placea more currentnational policy on accessible E-911 services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

May 9, 2006 Meeting, Gallaudet University

Meeting Agenda

Strategic Goals and Issues

Listed below are slide presentations presented at the meeting.

NENA and Video/IP Relay: Now & Future
Patrick Halley, Government Affairs Director

Next Generation 9-1-1

Jenny Hansen, Contractor, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Recommendations made to the Network Reliability and Interoperability Council
Judy Harkins, Gallaudet University

July 2, 2006,
NAD 48th Biennial Conference,
Palm Desert, California

Welcome and Introduction

Sheri Farinha Mutti, NorCal Center on Deafness

E-911 Panel: An Historical Perspective

Karen Peltz Strauss, KPS Consulting

9-1-1 and the Next Generation

Jenny Hansen, Contractor, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NENA and Video/IP Relay: Now and Future

Richard Ray, NENA ADA Committee Chair & Toni Dunne, NENA Southeast Region Vice President

"Pager" Access to 9-1-1: Weighing Short-term and Long-term Solutions

Judy Harkins, Gallaudet University

Sorenson VRS 911 Call Handling

Ron Burdett, Sorenson Communications


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