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 Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS) remains sustainable for people with hearing loss who need it.
FCC to Consider IP CTS Reform at June 7 Meeting
Draft IP CTS Report and Order, Declaratory Ruling, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Notice of Inquiry:
Chairman Pai’s Blog, “A Summer Blockbuster Open Meeting”: https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/blog/2018/05/16/summer-blockbuster-open-meeting
The meeting will be held in the Commission Meeting Room (TW-C305), 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC., is open to the public, and will be streamed live on the Internet with open captioning at https://www.fcc.gov/general/live. Visit this webpage for more information: https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2018/06/june-2018-open-commission-meeting.
Reasonable Accommodations: Open captioning and on-site sign language interpreting services will be provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request, such as tactile interpreting services. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e‐mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-810-0444 (videophone), 202-418-0432 (TTY). Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed. In addition, please include a way the FCC can contact you if it needs more information. Please allow as much advance notice as possible; last‐minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.
For more information about IP CTS, please visit https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/internet-protocol-ip-captioned-telephone-service. For further information about the item, please contact Michael Scott, CGB, (202) 418-1264 (voice), email Michael.Scott@fcc.gov. Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432‐2275 (videophone).