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Federal Communication Commission's Emergency Access Advisory Committee Sponsors Exhibition Fair

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Description: “Text-to-9-1-1” Mobile Solutions

EAAC Exhibition Fair of “Text-to-9-1-1” Mobile Solutions

March 28-29, 2012 / Technology Experience Center, 445 12th St., SW. Washington, D.C.

On March 28 and 29, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission’s (Commission) Emergency Access Advisory Committee (EAAC) will sponsor an Exhibition Fair of “text-to-9-1-1” mobile solutions in its Technology Experience Center. The EAAC is an advisory committee required by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA). Its purpose is to determine the most effective and efficient technologies and methods by which to enable access to Next Generation 911 (NG911) emergency services by individuals with disabilities.

One of the EAAC’s recommendations covers “text-to-911” mobile solutions that can be rapidly deployed to provide nationwide access to 9-1-1 services to people with disabilities during the transition to NG911. To further this objective, the EAAC will sponsor an opportunity for the public to view exhibits and/or demonstrations of existing and potential text-to-911 technologies and applications. The exhibits will be displayed in the Commission’s Technology Experience Center, located at the Commission’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

We invite all interested parties to submit a request to exhibit their “text-to-911” products and/or services at the upcoming Exhibition Fair. If interested in exhibiting, please contact the exhibit coordinator at EAAC@fcc.gov as soon as possible to express your interest in participating, and submit a description of your proposed exhibit and demonstration by close of business Wednesday, March 14, 2012.

Additional information regarding the EAAC can be found at www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/emergency-access-advisory-committee-eaac. For more information, contact Cheryl King at (202) 418-2284 or Cheryl.king@fcc.gov or Patrick Donovan at (202) 418-2413 or patrick.donovan@fcc.gov.