US (United States) Code. Title 40. Subtitle V. Chapter 181: Telecommunications accessibility for hearing-impaired

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40 USC CHAPTER 181 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACCESSIBILITY FOR

HEARING-IMPAIRED AND SPEECH-IMPAIRED

INDIVIDUALS 01/06/03

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TITLE 40 - PUBLIC BUILDINGS, PROPERTY, AND WORKS

SUBTITLE V - MISCELLANEOUS

CHAPTER 181 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACCESSIBILITY FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED

AND SPEECH-IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS

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CHAPTER 181 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACCESSIBILITY FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED

AND SPEECH-IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS

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Sec.

18101. Definitions.

18102. Federal telecommunications system.

18103. Research and development.

18104. TTY installation by Congress.

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40 USC Sec. 18101 01/06/03

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TITLE 40 - PUBLIC BUILDINGS, PROPERTY, AND WORKS

SUBTITLE V - MISCELLANEOUS

CHAPTER 181 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACCESSIBILITY FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED

AND SPEECH-IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS

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Sec. 18101. Definitions

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In this chapter -

(1) Federal agency. - The term "federal agency" has the same

meaning given that term in section 102 of this title.

(2) TTY. - The term "TTY" means a text-telephone used in the

transmission of coded signals through the nationwide

telecommunications system.

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(Pub. L. 107-217, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1290.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

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18101 40:762. Pub. L. 100-542, Sec. 2,

Oct. 28, 1988, 102 Stat.

2721.

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40 USC Sec. 18102 01/06/03

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TITLE 40 - PUBLIC BUILDINGS, PROPERTY, AND WORKS

SUBTITLE V - MISCELLANEOUS

CHAPTER 181 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACCESSIBILITY FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED

AND SPEECH-IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS

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Sec. 18102. Federal telecommunications system

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(a) Regulations To Ensure Accessibility. - The Administrator of

General Services, after consultation with the Architectural and

Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, the Interagency Committee

on Computer Support of Handicapped Employees, the Federal

Communications Commission, and affected federal agencies, shall

prescribe regulations to ensure that the federal telecommunications

system is fully accessible to hearing-impaired and speech-impaired

individuals, including federal employees, for communications with

and within federal agencies.

(b) Federal Relay System. - The Administrator shall provide for

the continuation of the existing federal relay system for users of

TTY's.

(c) Directory. - The Administrator shall assemble, publish, and

maintain a directory of TTY's and other devices used by federal

agencies to comply with regulations prescribed under subsection

(a).

(d) Publication of Access Numbers. - The Administrator shall

publish access numbers of TTY's and such other devices in federal

agency directories.

(e) Logo. - After consultation with the Board, the Administrator

shall adopt the design of a standard logo to signify the presence

of a TTY or other device used by a federal agency to comply with

regulations prescribed under subsection (a).

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(Pub. L. 107-217, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1290.)

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18102(a) 40:762a(a). Pub. L. 100-542, Sec. 3,

Oct. 28, 1988, 102 Stat.

2721.

18102(b) 40:762a(b)(1).

18102(c), 40:762a(b)(2)-(5),

(d) (c).

18102(e) 40:762a(b)(6).

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In subsection (a), the words "prescribe regulations to ensure"

are substituted for "by regulation, take such actions in accordance

with this section as may be necessary to assure" to eliminate

unnecessary words.

In subsection (c), the text of 40:762a(b)(2)-(4) and (c) is

omitted as executed and obsolete. The words "In carrying out

subsection (a) of this section" are omitted as unnecessary.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 18103 of this title.

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40 USC Sec. 18103 01/06/03

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TITLE 40 - PUBLIC BUILDINGS, PROPERTY, AND WORKS

SUBTITLE V - MISCELLANEOUS

CHAPTER 181 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACCESSIBILITY FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED

AND SPEECH-IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS

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Sec. 18103. Research and development

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(a) Support for Research. - The Administrator of General

Services, in consultation with the Federal Communications

Commission, shall seek to promote research by federal agencies,

state agencies, and private entities to reduce the cost and improve

the capabilities of telecommunications devices and systems that

provide accessibility to hearing-impaired and speech-impaired

individuals.

(b) Planning To Assimilate Technological Developments. - In

planning future alterations to and modifications of the federal

telecommunications system, the Administrator shall take into

account -

(1) modifications that the Administrator determines are

necessary to achieve the objectives of section 18102(a) of this

title; and

(2) technological improvements in telecommunications devices

and systems that provide accessibility to hearing-impaired and

speech-impaired individuals.

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(Pub. L. 107-217, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1291.)

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18103 40:762b. Pub. L. 100-542, Sec. 4,

Oct. 28, 1988, 102 Stat.

2722.

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Subsection (b)(1) is substituted for "results of the analysis

required by section 762a(b)(3) of this title" because

40:762a(b)(3), which is omitted as executed and obsolete (see the

revision note for section 18102(b) of the revised title), provided

for an analysis and report regarding modifications that the

Administrator determined were necessary to achieve the objectives

of 40:762a(a), which is restated in section 18102(a) of the revised

title.

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40 USC Sec. 18104 01/06/03

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TITLE 40 - PUBLIC BUILDINGS, PROPERTY, AND WORKS

SUBTITLE V - MISCELLANEOUS

CHAPTER 181 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACCESSIBILITY FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED

AND SPEECH-IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS

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Sec. 18104. TTY installation by Congress

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Each House of Congress shall establish a policy under which

Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate may obtain

TTY's for use in communicating with hearing-impaired and

speech-impaired individuals, and for the use of hearing-impaired

and speech-impaired employees.

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(Pub. L. 107-217, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1291.)

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18104 40:762d. Pub. L. 100-542, Sec. 6,

Oct. 28, 1988, 102 Stat.

2722.

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The words "As soon as practicable" and "as the case may be" are

omitted as unnecessary.

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