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Federal Communications Commission Resources


The FCC provides information on communication delivery systems and resources available to individuals with disabilities in planning for or recovering from emergencies and environmental disasters as well as state, local, and private resources including mental health assistance and resources for people with disabilities in preparing for and recovering from hurricanes.

Accessibility of Emergency Video Programming
Fact sheet from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on requirements for broadcasters and cable operators to make local emergency information accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, and to persons who are blind or have visual disabilities. This includes ensuring that emergency information is provided both aurally and in a visual format.

Communicating During an Emergency
Information from the Federal Communications Commission on what happens within the telecommunications and broadcast systems during an emergency and how best to use these systems during a crisis or disaster, including use of TTY's to dial 911 calls and FCC requirements for accessible emergency information.