Revisions to the CVAA Rules in Response to Changing Technology

April 7, 2021 — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice requesting stakeholders’ commentary on whether updates are needed to the rules outlined by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA). The Commission is requesting, specifically, comments relating to access to video programming, audio description, closed captioning of Internet-protocol (IP) delivered video programming, accessible emergency information, and accessible user interfaces. Moreover, the Commission also encourages comments on their rules regarding access to interconnected voice over IP (VoIP), non-interconnected VoIP services, electronic messaging services, and interoperable video conferencing services), the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program, and accessible internet browsers on mobile phones. Comments are due by May 24, 2021 and reply comments are due by June 21, 2021 [Source: FCC].

Date of Publication: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021


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