FCC to Consider IP CTS Reform at June 7 Meeting

By | 2018-05-18T13:31:31+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Commission has released a tentative agenda for the June Open Commission Meeting scheduled for 10:30 am on Thursday, June 7, 2018.  As part of the agenda, the Commission will consider a Report and Order, Declaratory Ruling, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Notice of Inquiry to adopt measures, and seek comment on others, to ensure that Internet Protocol [...]

FCC Seeks Comment on 2018-19 TRS Fund Payment Formulas and Fund Requirement

By | 2018-05-16T00:43:32+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: News|

Comments Due:  May 29, 2018 Reply Comments Due:  June 8, 2018 On May 14, 2018, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice seeking comment on the Interstate Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Fund administrator's proposed provider compensation rates, funding requirement, and carrier contribution factor for the 2018-19 Fund Year. [...]

Live streaming event: FCC Emergency Alerting Roundtable

By | 2018-05-16T00:40:32+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau will host a public roundtable on May 15, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm to share best practices identified in its Report and Recommendations to guard against the issuance of false emergency alerts and how to address problems resulting from false emergency alerts.  The National Association of the Deaf is [...]

The Caption Family Announces New Innovative On-Demand Solutions for People with Hearing Loss to be Released This Summer

By | 2018-05-16T00:36:02+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: News|

PRESS RELEASE –  For immediate release CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, May 8, 2018— Lack of available, quality interpreting services creates communication barriers for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Like everyone else, they need to be able to communicate in a variety of settings - personal and professional - and sometimes that need is immediate or unplanned. ACS - Caption Family can accommodate those needs. Unlike [...]

FCC Sets Deadlines for Comments on Applications for Renewal of Certification of State Relay Programs

By | 2018-05-03T23:54:09+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|

Comments: May 29, 2018 Reply Comments: June 11, 2018 On April 10, 2018, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice announcing the deadlines for filing comments on applications for renewal of certification for state telecommunications relay service (TRS) programs for the states of Illinois, Oregon, and Wyoming, the [...]

FCC Seeks Comment about Multimedia Content in WEA Messages

By | 2018-05-03T23:51:56+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|

Comment Date:  May 29, 2018 Reply Comment Date:  June 11, 2018 On March 28, 2018, the FCC released a Public Notice inviting interested parties to comment on the feasibility of including multimedia content in Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) messages. Comments may be filed in PS Docket No. 15-91 and 15-94 using the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs. [...]

FCC Releases Order Suspending VRS Provider Compliance Deadline with RUE Profile

By | 2018-05-03T23:49:50+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|

On April 26, 2018, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released an Order suspending for one year, until April 29, 2019, the deadline for video relay service (VRS) provider compliance with the Interoperability Profile for Relay User Equipment (RUE Profile).  The RUE Profile is a technical standard incorporated into the [...]