FCC to Host Real Time Text Educations Days for PSAPS

The Bureau will co-host a workshop to inform public safety answering points (PSAPs) on real-time text (RTT). The PSAP RTT Education Day will take place on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT, at the FCC’s headquarters, Room TW-C305 (Commission Meeting Room), 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554.  The PSAP RTT Education Day will provide information to PSAPs and other emergency communications systems about RTT features and benefits for emergency response personnel and consumers (including consumers with disabilities); best practices for processing RTT requests from service providers; and ways to implement the RTT service feature. Among other things, panels will address regulatory policy, PSAPs’ experiences with RTT testing, and RTT infrastructure issues. There will be a live demonstration of the use of RTT and opportunities for interaction by and with the audience.  The event will be webcast with open captioning at www.fcc.gov/live.  For additional information, please see the attached public notice.