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FCC Proceedings on Emergency Access

To: Consumer Contact List
From: Karen Peltz Strauss
Consumer Contact List: 2 summaries of FCC proceedings on Emergency Access
Date: December 20, 2005

The FCC has released two proceedings requesting comment on the provision of emergency access by people with disabilities. One of these addresses improvements to the nation's emergency alert system (comments due on January 24, 2006). The second addresses emergency call handling by Internet relay and video relay providers (comment dates not set). A link to a summary of each of these documents is listed below.

Summary of NPRM on Internet and VRS Emergency Call Handling

Summary of FCC EAS Report and Order and FNPRM (Comments due January 24, 2006)

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