Comment Dates for Accessible Carceral Communications Proceeding

Comments Due:  December 15, 2022 Reply Comments Due:  January 17, 2022 On September 30, 2022, the Commission released its Fourth Report and Order and Sixth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to improve access to communications services for incarcerated people with communication disabilities.  On November 15, 2022, a summary of the Further Notice was published in …

FCC Selects Maine National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program

On October 13, 2022, the FCC released a Public Notice to announce Perkins School for the Blind (Perkins) as the certified entity for the National Deaf Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP). Perkins will start on December 1, 2022 and replace Disability Rights Maine. Links to the public notice: URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-certifies-perkins-school-blind-administer-maine-ndbedp Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-1091A1.docx PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-1091A1.pdf Text: …

FCC Seeks Comment on InnoCaption’s Application for Full Certification to Provide IP CTS

Comments Due:  October 26, 2022 Reply Comments Due:  November 7, 2022 On October 12, 2022, the FCC released a Public Notice seeking comment on an application filed by Mezmo Corporation, dba InnoCaption, for full certification to provide Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS). Interested parties may file comments by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing …

FCC Seeks Comment on Nagish Inc.’s Application to Provide IP CTS and IP Relay Service

Comments Due:  November 14, 2022 Reply Comments Due:  November 29, 2022 On October 12, 2022, the FCC released a Public Notice seeking comment on an Internet-Based TRS Certification Application filed by Nagish, Inc. to provide fully automatic speech recognition-based Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS) and Internet Protocol Relay Service (IP Relay). Interested parties …

FCC Announces November 1 Disability Advisory Committee Meeting

On September 26, 2022, the FCC announced that the next Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2002, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The DAC meeting will be held remotely and will be webcast with open captioning and ASL interpreting at https://www.fcc.gov/live. At this meeting, DAC members are expected to: …

FCC Reminds States and Territories to Apply for TRS Recertification

On September 26, 2022, the FCC released a Public Notice requesting states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories apply for renewal of their telecommunications relay service (TRS)  certifications no later than December 1, 2022.  Current TRS certifications are scheduled to expire on July 25, 2023.  The Public Notice also reminds certified state and territory …

FCC Seeks Comment on T-Mobile Accessibility’s Petition for Rulemaking

Comments Due:  October 24, 2022 Reply Comments Due:  November 8, 2022 On September 22, 2022, the FCC released a Public Notice seeking comment on a Petition for rulemaking filed by T-Mobile Accessibility.  T-Mobile asks the FCC to initiate a rulemaking proceeding to amend the FCC’s rules to eliminate requirements regarding the use of the American …