FCC Seeks Comment on Accessibility of Communications Technologies for 2018 Biennial Report

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The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC or Commission) Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB or Bureau) seeks comment on a range of issues to inform the preparation of the biennial report required by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA), which must be submitted to Congress by October 8, 2018. According to the Bureau, public comment will assist in assessing the level of compliance with statutory mandates for telecommunications and advanced communications services (ACS) and equipment used with these services—as well as Internet browsers built into mobile phones—to be accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, the extent to which accessibility barriers still exist with respect to new communications technologies, and the effect of CVAA recordkeeping and enforcement requirements on the development and deployment of new communications technologies.

Comments are due April 26, 2018.

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