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FCC - 2518 - Disability Advisory Committee - Agency Authority
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameDisability Advisory CommitteeAgency NameFederal Communications Commission
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number2518
Original Establishment Date12/29/2014Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.fcc.gov/general/disability-advisory...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*unlimited
Current Charter Date12/17/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter12/17/2022Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Will
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Schell
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Request from Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau to the Managing DirectorDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 418-0767
Effective Date Of Authority*9/2/2014Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteExempt: Independent Regulatory AgencyDesignated Federal Officer Email*will.schell@fcc.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Issues or questions to be considered by the DAC may include, but are not limited to, the following:• Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) (Section 225 of the Communications Act); • Closed Captioning (Sections 303(u), (z), and 713 of the Communications Act); • Video Description (Sections 303(u), (z), and 713 of the Communications Act);• Access to Emergency Information (Sections 303(u), (z), and 713 of the Communications Act);• Accessible User Interfaces on Video Programming Apparatus/Access to Program Guides and Menus Provided by Navigation Devices (Sections 303(aa) and (bb) of the Communications Act);• Communications Access:• Telecommunications Services and Equipment (Section 255 of the Communications Act);• Advanced Communications Services and Equipment (Sections 716 and 718 of the Communications Act);• Hearing Aid Compatibility (Section 710 of the Communications Act);• Access to Emergency Services (9-1-1) (Section 106 of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act);• National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (Section 719 of the Communications Act);• The Impact of IP and Other Network Transitions on People with Disabilities.
How is membership balanced?*Members will represent a wide variety of entities with interests in disability access, including TRS, closed captioning, video description, access to emergency information, accessible user interfaces on video programming apparatus, access to program guides and menus provided by navigation devices, communications access, hearing aid compatibility, access to emergency services, the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program, and IP and other network transitions as they impact individuals with disabilities. Members will include representatives of organizations and entities representing people with disabilities, as well as representatives of state or localgovernments and industry, and, if serving as Special Government Employees, individuals with significant expertise in the issues to be addressed by the DAC. Together, these members will be selected to represent a balance of viewpoints that are necessary to address effectively the issues to be considered by the DAC.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 3 Estimated Total Meetings - 6
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The mission of the DAC is to make recommendations to the Commission on its full range of disability access issues and to suggest ways to facilitate the participation of consumers with disabilities in proceedings before the Commission. This Committee is intended to provide an effective means for stakeholders with interests in this area to exchange ideas and develop recommendations for accessibility solutions, which will in turn enhance the Commission’s policy making on disability access issues.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not Applicable
Recommendation RemarksNot Applicable
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*34Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations Comment20 recommendations during first term. 8 recommendations during second term. 6 recommendations during current term.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*41.17%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment14 recommendations have been fully implemented.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*23.53%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented Comment8 additional recommendations have been partially implemented.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNot Applicable
Agency Feedback Comment*The agency provides feedback through the Designated Federal Officer or through correspondence between the Commission and the DAC.Narrative Description*The Disability Advisory Committee supports the FCC's strategic goal of Making Networks Work for Everyone. Because broadband networks are essential to our national well being, the FCC must ensure that all Americans can take advantage of the services they provide. This particularly includes accessibility for Americans with disabilities.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$277,602.23Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$277,602.23
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$1,000.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$1,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$730.48Est. Other Costs Next FY*$930.38
Total Costs$279,332.71Est. Total Next FY*$279,532.61
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*2.25Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*2.25
Cost RemarksIn FY2020, there was one in-person meeting of the DAC.Est Cost RemarksDue to the COVID-19 Pandemic, some meetings in FY2021 may be held virtually.
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Category
Area
Civil Rights
Disabled
Communications
Broadcasting and Communications
Radio
Computer Technology
Information Technology
Internet
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035123Disability Advisory Committee2019
 COM-032806Disability Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001758Disability Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002633Disability Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003892Disability Advisory Committee2015