06.18.2012 – The Wireless RERC submitted comments to the Department of Education in response to their notice “In the Matter of National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Notice of Proposed Long-Range Plan for Fiscal Years 2013 - 2017” [FR Doc. No. 2012-9365]. The proposed Long-Range Plan included objectives such as ensuring that research, development and other activities are balanced between areas of focus
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,...Read more
03.22.2012 – The Wireless RERC filed ex parte comments with the FCC regarding the national test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) conducted on November 9, 2011. The comments were submitted in the form of the Wireless RERC’s Report on the National EAS Test On-line Survey and Focus Group Findings. From November 2, 2011 through November 18, 2011, the Wireless RERC conducted two surveys, one prior to the November 9th national EAS test and the other following the test. Four hundred...Read more
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).
This is the filing the Wireless RERC submitted on 1-24-2011 to the Department of Justice in regards to Next Generation 911.
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.
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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
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...Read more
Georgia Tech’s Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP), in collaboration with the Wireless RERC, submitted comments to the Public Notice, Request for Comment on the Commission’s Policies and Practices to Ensure Compliance with Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 [CG Docket No. 10-162]. Section 504 requires that...Read more