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.