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FCC Extends Deadline For Comments For The 2014 CVAA Biennial Report

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Released: June 19, 2014
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PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

445 12th St., S.W.

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

Washington, D.C. 20554

DA 14-847

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

contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW, Room CY-B402, Washington,

DC 20554. Customers may contact BCPI at their web site: www.bcpiweb.com or call 1-800-378-3160.

To request this document in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille, large print,

electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental

Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY). This Public Notice can also be

downloaded in Word and Portable Format at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/disability-rights-office .

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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.

-FCC-

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