Blind or Low-Vision

Wireless RERC Recommends Accessibility Concerns be Included in the NTIA CPS Supplement

05.31.2012 – The Wireless RERC filed comments with the Department of Commerce “In the Matter of Computer and Internet Use Supplement to the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey” [FR Doc. 2012-8103]. The comments responded to a proposal by The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration to add twelve questions to the Current Population Survey (CPS) Computer and Internet Use Supplement.  The comments highlight that broadband availability,...

Wireless RERC Comments on Strategic Plan for Section 508

04.16.12 – The Wireless RERC submitted comments with the Office of Public Engagement concerning the strategic plan for implementation and management of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 508 establishes standards in relation to various accessibility aspects of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) including functional performance, technical requirements, hardware and audio output functionality, real time simultaneous conversation via audio, text,...

Wireless RERC Reply Comments to Facilitating the Deployment of Text-to-911 and Other Next Generation 911 Applications

 Reply comments  filed in response to Facilitating the Deployment of Text-to-911 and Other Next Generation 911 Applications [PS 11-153 and PS 10-255].  Federal Communications Commission:  Washington, DC, January 10, 2012.

Mitchell, H., LaForce, S., Lucia, F., Morris, J., Mueller, J. (2012).

Wireless RERC Comments to FCC 3rd NPRM-Review of Emergency Alert System 2011-07-19

Comments filed by Wireless RERC in response to the FCC's Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the Review of the Emergency Alert System (EB Docket No. 04-296).

Wireless RERC Comments to FCC 3rd NPRM-Review of Emergency Alert System 2011-07-19

Comments filed by Wireless RERC in response to the FCC's Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the Review of the Emergency Alert System (EB Docket No. 04-296).

Wireless RERC Filing to the Department of Justice on Next Generation 911

This is the filing the Wireless RERC submitted on 1-24-2011 to the Department of Justice in regards to Next Generation 911.

 

 

Advanced Communications in 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010

The Wireless RERC filed reply comments in the FCC’s proceeding in the matter of Advanced Communication Provisions of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 [CG Docket No. 10-213]; responding to comments filed by other stakeholders.

To view the filing:

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7020922486

Wireless RERC Weighs in on Accessible Mobile Phone Options - September 2010

The Wireless RERC filed reply comments in Public Notice [CG 10-145] seeking comment on Accessible Mobile Phone Options for People who are Blind, Deaf-blind, or Have Low Vision. In the initial comment period, the FCC sought input on six questions that addressed the technical feasibility of accessibility solutions, features currently on the market place that are not accessible, cost of implementation, cost as an obstacle, and guidance on

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RERC Response to FCC on Emergency Alert System - May 2010

The Wireless RERC's State of Technology (SoT) Project Team filed comments on May 14, 2010 in response to the FCC notice:  Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Seeks Informal Comment Regarding Revisions to the FCC's Part 11 Rules Governing the Emergency Alert System Pending Adoption of the Common Alerting Protocol by the Federal Emergency Management Agency [EB Docket No. 04-296].

Comments emphasized the importance of including information for people with disabilities...

RERC Project on Wireless Emergency Communications Files Comments Regarding Nationwide Testing of the Emergency Alert System - February 2010

The State of Technology (SoT) Project of the Wireless RERC filed comments on February 18, 2010, in the FCC’s Second Further Notice of Proposed In the Matter of Review of the Emergency Alert System [EB Docket No. 04-296]. The FCC sought comment on revising Part 11 rules governing EAS to allow for periodic testing of EAS on a national scale. Though EAS was created to be a national alerting system, providing the president the capability to reach all US citizens simultaneously, it has never been...

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