HLAA Takes Part in FCC’s Disability Advisory Committee Meeting

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HLAA Takes Part in FCC’s Disability Advisory Committee Meeting

Jul 13 2016

HLAA participated in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) meeting on June 16. Lise Hamlin is co-chair of the Video Programming Subcommittee and a member of the Captioning and Caption Quality Working Groups. The DAC subcommittees provided the following recommendations, which were accepted by the full DAC.

  • Emergency Communications Subcommittee: Report and recommendation regarding proposed DAC comments on FCC PS Docket No. 15-91 on improving Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Community-Initiated Alerting (CIA)
  • Technology Transitions Subcommittee: Recommendations on high-definition voice (HD voice) in telecommunication equipment and services
  • Video Programming Subcommittee: Recommendations on formatting offline captioning

The FCC also announced the DAC will be chartered in 2017. Read more about the DAC and the recommendations.