“This page is a digitally archived AccessInfo Announcement” Comment Deadline: October 27, 2014

Reply Comment Deadline:  November 5, 2014


On September 26, 2014, the FCC released a Public Notice requesting comment on a petition filed by the Coalition of E-Reader Manufacturers for an extension of the waiver for basic e-readers from the FCC’s rules requiring equipment used for advanced communications services (ACS) to be accessible by people with disabilities.  The current waiver, granted by the FCC on January 28, 2014, was for one year, and expires on January 28, 2015.


The Coalition now seeks an ongoing extension of this waiver for basic e-readers.  The Coalition states that, although access to ACS is available through the e-reader browser, e-readers are single- purpose reading devices that consumers use for accessing text-based works (i.e., reading), not for other purposes, such as ACS.


Links to the Public Notice:

Word:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-14-1403A1.docx PDF:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-14-1403A1.pdf Text:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-14-1403A1.txt


Link to the Coalition petition for an extension of the waiver:

http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view? id=7521827908


Links to the January 28, 2014 FCC order that granted a waiver until January 28, 2015: Word:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-14-95A1.docx

PDF:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-14-95A1.pdf

Text:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-14-95A1.txt


For further information, please contact Eliot Greenwald at (202) 418-2235 or Eliot.Greenwald@fcc.gov; or Rosaline Crawford at (202) 418-2075 or Rosaline.Crawford@fcc.gov.

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