FCC Adopts Real-Time Text Proposed Rulemaking

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FCC Adopts Real-Time Text Proposed Rulemaking

May 10 2016

On April 28, 2016 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a proposal to utilize real-time text (RTT) to ensure that people with disabilities who rely on text to communicate have accessible and effective telephone access. As communications networks migrate to IP-based environments, this technology would allow Americans who are deaf, have a hearing loss, are speech disabled, or are deaf-blind to use the same wireless communications devices as their friends, relatives and colleagues, and more seamlessly integrate into tomorrow’s communications networks, instead of relying on a TTY.

For more information, see the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and news release.