“This page is a digitally archived AccessInfo Announcement”

The FCC released a Public Notice noting that October 8, 2013 marked the third anniversary of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) and the start of new procedures for consumers to file requests for dispute assistance and informal complaints about the accessibility of the following technologies used for communication:


·    Advanced communications services and equipment (such as cellphones, smartphones, computers, laptops, and tablets used for text messaging, e-mail, or instant messaging);

·    Internet web browsers built into mobile phones; and

·    Telecommunications services and equipment (such as telephones).


An overview of the new communications accessibility informal complaint procedures is also available at http://www.fcc.gov/accessibility-complaints-255-716-718-action-options.


This information is also available through the FCC complaints system at http://www.fcc.gov/complaints  by selecting “Access by People with Disabilities.”


To learn more about the FCC’s accessibility requirements for communications and video programming services and equipment, visit:   http://www.fcc.gov/accessibility-complaints-more.


Links to the Public Notice:

Word:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-13-2177A1.docx

PDF:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-13-2177A1.pdf


For additional information, please contact Rosaline Crawford at 202-418-2075, or e-mail rosaline.crawford@fcc.gov;  or Susan Kimmel at 202-418-1679, or e-mail  susan.kimmel@fcc.gov, of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016