Comment Date: April 4, 2022

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, 2022. 

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, including accessibility challenges faced by consumers during the pandemic; and
3.  The effect of the CVAA’s accessibility recordkeeping and enforcement requirements on the development and deployment of new communications technologies.

Links to Public Notice:
URL:    https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-seeks-comment-accessibility-communications-technology-1
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-160A1.docx  
PDF:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-160A1.pdf       
Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-160A1.txt      

For general information about the CVAA, visit  https://www.fcc.gov/general/twenty-first-century-communications-and-video-accessibility-act-0.  For further information, 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: 
Thursday, February 17, 2022