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October 4, 2022

FCC Pushes for More Accessible Emergency Alerts

The FCC this month is set to consider a Report and Order (R&O) to improve the clarity and accessibility of Emergency Alert System visual messages to the public. This includes persons who are deaf or hard of hearing who are often unable to access the audio message. One of the changes it could adopt at its Sept. 29 monthly meeting requires EAS participants, when they receive an EAS alert in the legacy format, to check whether a CAP version of the alert is available, and if it is, to send the CAP version rather than the legacy version.

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