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On March 3, 2011, the Commission issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). This NPRM addresses advanced communications services and products to be accessible by people with disabilities. Advanced communications services are defined as (1) interconnected voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) service; (2) non-interconnected VoIP service; (3) electronic messaging service; and (4) interoperable video conferencing service. This includes, for example, text messaging, e-mail, instant messaging, and video communications. The NPRM also addresses web browser accessibility for people who are blind or visually impaired on their mobile phones, as well as many other requirements under the 21st Century Communications and Video Programming Accessibility Act. Comments on this NPRM are due April 13, 2011 and reply comments are due May 13, 2011. Link to Advanced Communications Services NPRM: