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Comments Due:  August 23, 2018

On August 9, 2018, the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice seeking comment on tentative findings for the 2018 Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) Biennial Report.  The report to Congress is due October 8, 2018. 

These tentative findings address:

  • the level of compliance with accessibility requirements for telecommunications and advanced communications services and equipment, and Internet browsers built into mobile phones;
  • the extent to which accessibility barriers still exist with respect to new communications technologies; and
  • the effect of accessibility recordkeeping and enforcement requirements on the development and deployment of new communications technologies.

Comments will help inform the FCC’s biennial report on these issues. 

Comments may be filed online in CG Docket (Proceeding) No. 10-213 at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings.  Please title comments as “Public Notice Comments – 2018 CVAA Biennial Report Tentative Findings.”  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 the Public Notice:
URL:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/2018-cvaa-biennial-report-tentative-findings-public-notice
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-832A1.docx
PDF:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-832A1.pdf
Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-832A1.txt

For more information, contact Darryl Cooper, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at (202) 418-7131 or Darryl.Cooper@fcc.gov, or Rosaline Crawford, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at (202) 418-2075 or Rosaline.Crawford@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).  TTY users may call the FCC’s TTY number at (888) 835-5322.

Updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019