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On December 26, 2017, the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) granted an extension of a waiver of the FCC’s advanced communications services (ACS) accessibility rules to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).  The waiver is for the class of video game software that is capable of accessing ACS, such as Internet voice and text communication.  The order extends this waiver, which is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2017, for one more year.  As requested by ESA, this is the final waiver for this class.   The order also requires ESA to submit a progress report to CGB on July 2, 2018.

Order:
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-17-1243A1.docx
PDF:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-17-1243A1.pdf
Text:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-17-1243A1.txt

For more information about advanced communications services, please visit: https://www.fcc.gov/general/advanced-communications-services-acs.  If you have questions, please contact Will Schell, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0767 or mailto:Will.Schell@fcc.gov.  For those using videophones and fluent in American Sign Language, you may call the ASL Consumer Support Line at 844‐432‐2275.

Updated: 
Monday, October 7, 2019