On December 30, 2022, the FCC released a report to Congress regarding the state of competition in the communications marketplace. 

Specifically about accessibility, this report addresses:

  • Efforts of the Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) Task Force to ensure the accessibility of mobile wireless handsets,
  • Accessibility functions of smart speakers and digital assistant devices,
  • Ongoing efforts by the FCC to determine the extent to which broadcasters are using next generation ATSC 3.0 broadcasting technology to deploy enhanced accessibility features, and
  • Efforts of the Communications Equity and Diversity Council (CEDC) to advance equity in the provision of communication services without discrimination on the basis of disability.

Links to the Report:
URL:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/2022-communications-marketplace-report
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-22-103A1.pdf    
Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-22-103A1.txt    

For general information about the Reports, visit:  https://www.fcc.gov/reports-research/reports/consolidated-communications-marketplace-reports.  For questions about this Report, contact Judith Dempsey, Economic Analysis Division, Office of Economics and Analytics, (202) 418-1861 or Judith.Dempsey@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 (videophone).

 

Updated: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2023