FCC Launches Survey on 911 Access for People with Disabilities
Mar 23, 2011
The Emergency Access Advisory Committee (EAAC) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a national on-line survey to determine the most effective and efficient technologies and methods by which people with disabilities may access Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) emergency services systems. Among other things, the survey asks about accessing emergency services via video, text, and voice. The results of the survey will inform the EAAC as it develops recommendations for the FCC to draft rules to ensure that people with disabilities can access NG 9-1-1 services. The survey is available in English, Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL) video). It will be available until April 24, 2011. The link below is to the survey in English and ASL. The survey also is available in Spanish at http://fcc.eaac-es.sgizmo.com/s3 (please copy and paste the address into your browser).