Capitol Correspondence - 04.09.18

FCC Announces April 13 Workshop to Identify Communication Needs During Disasters

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As shared in an announcement by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC):

On April 13, 2018, from 9:00AM – 2:30PM, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau will host a workshop to identify the communication and information needs of government agencies and consumers to improve preparation and response efforts during disasters.  Members of the disability community are scheduled to speak at the workshop to provide their prospective on communications needs during such emergencies.  A full agenda will be posted to the event page linked below in the coming days. 

Audio/video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC’s web page at  The FCC’s webcast is free to the public.  Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request.  Include a description of the accommodation you will need and tell us how to contact you if we need more information.  Make your request as early as possible.  Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.  Send an e-mail to [email protected] or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).

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For more information, please contact Justin Cain, Deputy Chief of the Operations and Emergency Management Division of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau at (202) 418-2924 or [email protected].  For those using videophones and fluent in American Sign Language, you may call the ASL Consumer Support Line at 844‐432‐2275.