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Comment Date:  March 30, 2020

On March 2, 2020, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau released a Public Notice to invite public comment to help prepare its Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) Biennial Report to Congress, which is due to Congress by October 8, 2020. 

The Public Notice invites public comment on the following issues:

1.  Compliance with the accessibility requirements for telecommunications and advanced communications services and equipment, and Internet browsers built into mobile phones;
2.  Whether accessibility barriers exist with respect to new communications technologies; and
3.  The effect of the CVAA’s accessibility recordkeeping and enforcement requirements on the development and deployment of new communications technologies.

Interested parties may file comments by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings.  All filings must reference CG Docket No. 10-213.  People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings may request assistance by email to FCC504@fcc.gov.         

Links to Public Notice:
URL:      https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-seeks-comment-accessibility-communications-technology-0
Word:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-216A1.docx
PDF:       https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-216A1.pdf
Text:      https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-216A1.txt

For general information about the CVAA, visit  https://www.fcc.gov/general/twenty-first-century-communications-and-video-accessibility-act-0.  For specific questions, please contact Darryl Cooper, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at (202) 418-7131 or Darryl.Cooper@fcc.gov.  Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432‐2275.  TTY users may call the FCC’s TTY number at (888) 835-5322.

Updated: 
Monday, March 9, 2020