Comments Due:  August 8, 2022

On June 22, 2022, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau released a Public Notice inviting public comment on its tentative findings for 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 Commission’s tentative findings on the following issues:
1.  Compliance with the accessibility and usability 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.

Interested parties may file comments by accessing the FCC’s 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 may request assistance by email to FCC504@fcc.gov

Links to Public Notice:
URL:   https://www.fcc.gov/document/cvaa-biennial-report-tentative-findings-and-conclusions
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-661A1.docx
PDF:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-661A1.pdf   
Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-661A1.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: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2022