FCC Approves Emergency COVID-19 Telehealth and Connected Care Pilot Programs

On March 31, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a $200 million telehealth program to implement the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support healthcare providers responding...On March 31, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a $200 million telehealth program to implement the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support healthcare providers responding to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Through the COVID-19 Telehealth Program, the FCC will help healthcare providers purchase telecommunications, broadband connectivity, and devices necessary for providing … Read More >

FCC Grants Temporary Waiver of Certain TRS Rules During Coronavirus

HLAA has learned that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which provides oversight for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), has issued a new Order relaxing some rules for  internet protocol captioned telephone...HLAA has learned that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which provides oversight for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), has issued a new Order relaxing some rules for  internet protocol captioned telephone services (IP CTS) and Video Relay Service (VRS). The FCC hopes these actions will help IP CTS and VRS providers ensure that during the national … Read More >

HLAA’s Live Newsroom Captioning Survey Analysis

HLAA conducted a survey of live news captioning in June.  We posted the results of that survey in the Learning from Our Members article published in the 2019 September/October issue...HLAA conducted a survey of live news captioning in June.  We posted the results of that survey in the Learning from Our Members article published in the 2019 September/October issue of Hearing Life. Gallaudet’s researchers at their 21st Century Captioning Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project (Captioning DRRP) conducted an in-depth qualitative analysis of HLAA’s survey. … Read More >