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The Federal Communications Commission Seeks Comment on Emergency Alert System Improvements Including Accessibility

July 2, 2014 / Source: Federal Communications Commission

On June 26, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released proposed rules to change the way that alerts are provided to the public under the Emergency Alert System (EAS). Included is a proposal for standards to ensure that EAS alerts are accessible to all members of the public, including people who are deaf or hard of hearing or blind or visually impaired.

Links to the proposals are:

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