FCC Extends Deadline For Comments For The 2014 CVAA Biennial Report
Federal Communications Commission
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Released: June 19, 2014
FCC EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR COMMENT ON THE ACCESSIBILITY OF
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE
2014 BIENNIAL REPORT REQUIRED BY THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
COMMUNICATIONS AND VIDEO ACCESSIBILITY ACT
CG Docket No. 10-213
Comment Date: July 15, 2014
Washington, D.C. By this Public Notice, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
(Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) extends the filing deadline
for comments on the accessibility of communication technologies for the 2014 biennial report to
Congress, required by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA),
until July 15, 2014.
On June 17, 2014, the Bureau released a Public Notice (June 17th Public Notice) establishing a
pleading cycle for comments on the state of accessibility of communications technologies and related
issues to assist the Bureau in the preparation of a 2014 biennial report to Congress required by the CVAA.
In order to obtain an informed record in time for the delivery of the report to Congress by October 8,
2014, the June 17th Public Notice sought public comment by July 3, 2014.
The Commission has learned that several potential commenters may be unable to provide
comments by the original deadline as a result of competing proceedings, summer conferences and other
scheduling conflicts. Although the Commission’s policy is that extensions of time for filing comments
shall not be routinely granted, we find that granting a brief extension of the comment period in this case
will serve the public interest by allowing all parties to gather the information needed to prepare and
submit their comments to the Commission. We expect that this will facilitate the development of a more
complete record to inform the 2014 biennial report. Therefore, by this Order, the Bureau sua sponte
extends the filing deadline for comments in this proceeding until July 15, 2014, which is four weeks from
the date of the release of the June 17th Public Notice.
The full text of this Public Notice is available for public inspection and copying during regular
business hours at the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW, Room CY-
A257, Washington, DC, 20554. This document may be purchased from the Commission's duplicating
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For further information about this Public Notice, please contact Rosaline Crawford at 202-418-
2075 or by e-mail to Rosaline.Crawford@fcc.gov, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental
Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission.
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