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On September 14, 2020, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing an October 8 event to recognize the tenth anniversary of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA).  The FCC will host the Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman’s AAA) and a discussion panel to highlight milestones achieved under the CVAA. 

On October 8, winners of 2020 Chairman’s AAA will be recognized for their contributions to the advancement of accessible communications.  The FCC will also host a panel discussion on the CVAA’s major milestones and a look at the challenges that lie ahead.  The panel will feature FCC staff and the Co-Chairs of the Disability Advisory Committee, Isidore Niyongabo and Brian Scarpelli.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)        Panel Discussion on CVAA Milestones
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. (EDT)        Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EDT)        Chairman’s AAA

Registration is not required.  To watch the event, visit http://www.fcc.gov/live on October 8th.  To ask questions during the panel session, please e-mail your questions to livequestions@fcc.gov.

Open captioning will be provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request.  Please send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), include a description of the accommodation you will need, and tell us how to contact you if we need more information.  Make your request as early as possible – last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.

Link to Public Notice:
URL:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-honor-10th-anniversary-accessibility-act-oct-8-event
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-366867A1.docx
PDF:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-366867A1.pdf
Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-366867A1.txt

For additional information on the Chairman’s AAA, visit https://www.fcc.gov/general/chairmans-awards-advancements-accessibility or contact Deandrea Wilson, Deandrea.Wilson@fcc.gov, 202-418-0703 or Chantal Virgile, Chantal.Virgile@fcc.gov, 202-418-0056.  For additional information on the CVAA, visit https://www.fcc.gov/general/twenty-first-century-communications-and-video-accessibility-act-0 or contact the FCC Disability Rights Office, dro@fcc.gov, 202-418-2517 (voice) or 844-432-2275 (videophone).

Monday, January 25, 2021