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Access to Emergency Alerts - Glossary of Acronyms

Glossary of Acronyms

Project staff has taken care to spell out the formal names of organizations, services and other acronym-laden text throughout the Project's web site. The list below represents our effort to gather these terms in one place for easy reference.

AADB - American Association of the Deaf-Blind

AARP - American Association of Retired People

ACB - American Council of the Blind

AFB - American Foundation for the Blind

AG Bell - Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

ALDA - Association of Late-Deafened Adults Inc.

ASDC - American Society for Deaf Children

CAP - Common Alerting Protocol

CDC - Centers for Disease Control

CEPIN - Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network

CMSAAC - Federal Communication Commissions' Commercial Mobile Service Alert Advisory Committee

COAT - Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology

DHS - U.S. Department of Homeland Security

DHHCAN - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Action Network

DHHS - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

DOE - U.S. Department of Education

DTV - Digital Television

EAS - Emergency Alert System

FCC - Federal Communications Commission

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Administration

FFB - Foundation Fighting Blindness

GPS - Global Positioning Satellite

HKNC - Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults

ISCRAM - International Community on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management

MEMA - Massachusetts Emergency Management Administration

NAD - National Association of the Deaf

NAPVI - National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

NCD - National Council on Disability

NFB - National Federation of the Blind

NOD - National Organization on Disability

NOPBC - National Organizations of Parents of Blind Children

HLAA - Hearing Loss Association of American

NENA - National Emergency Number Association

NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NVRC - Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons

NWS - National Weather Service

OASIS - Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards

PA - Public Address System

PSIP - Program and System Information Protocol

TDI - Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.

VOIP - Voice-Over-Internet-Protocol