Accessibility and Public Safety Items Slated for November FCC Meeting


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a tentative agenda for its November 19, 2015, open meeting that contains the following three items:

  • Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs): The FCC will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to  improve the geographic targeting and effectiveness of WEA messages, and facilitate WEA testing and training.
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility: The FCC will consider a Report and Order that updates the scope of the FCC’s wireless hearing aid compatibility rules, and a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on additional measures that would ensure greater deployment of hearing aid compatible wireless handsets.
  • Accessibility of User Interfaces: The FCC will consider a Second Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to provide consumers with better information about the availability of accessible devices and features.

The FCC’s meeting is scheduled to commence at 10:30 a.m. at the FCC’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. It will also be streamed live on the Internet at

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