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FCC hosts Public Roundtable: Emergency Alerting on May 15

May 11, 2018
Source: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau will host a public roundtable on May 15, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm [Eastern Time] 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 scheduled to speak about how emergency alerting stakeholders can form effective partnerships.

The roundtable will be held in the Commission Meeting Room (TW-C305), 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C., is open to the public, and will be streamed live with open captioning over the Internet at http://www.fcc.gov/live.

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 fcc504@fcc.gov 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. Last‐minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.

Link to Event Page:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2018/05/emergency-alerting-roundtable

Link to Public Notice Announcing the May 15 Agenda:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-announces-agenda-may-15-emergency-alerting-roundtable

Link to the FCC’s April 10, 2018 Report and Recommendations about Best Practices to Prevent False Emergency Alerts:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-releases-report-hawaii-false-emergency-alert

For more information, please contact John A. Evanoff, Deputy Division Chief, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau at (202) 418-0848 or John.Evanoff@fcc.gov. For those using videophones and fluent in American Sign Language, you may call the ASL Consumer Support Line at 844‐432‐2275.

Link: Go to website for News Source
https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2018/05/emergency-alerting-roundtable


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