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Comment Date:  August 4, 2020

On July 21, 2020, the FCC released a Public Notice to invite public comment on tentative findings 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 makes the following tentative findings:

  • Accessibility and usability of many services and equipment, such as smartphones and other smart devices, have continued to improve since the last report issued in 2018,
  • Covered businesses generally have continued to include people with disabilities in the design and development of their products and services,
  • Accessibility gaps still remain with feature phones for people who are blind, and some apps fail to be accessible to screen readers.  

Links to Public Notice:
URL:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-seeks-comment-tentative-findings-2020-cvaa-biennial-report
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-768A1.doc
PDF:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-768A1.pdf
Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-768A1.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.

 

Updated:
Wednesday, July 22, 2020