CGB Seeks Comment on Accessibility of Communications Technology

The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (“Bureau”) released a Public Notice seeking comment on the accessibility of communications technologies for the 2018 Biennial Report, which must be submitted to Congress by October 8, 2018.

As required by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (“CVAA”), the Commission must submit a report to Congress every two years on: 1) the level of compliance with the CVAA’s communications accessibility obligations; 2) the extent to which accessibility barriers still exist with respect to new communications technologies; 3) the effect of the recordkeeping and enforcement requirements on the development and deployment of new communications technologies; and 4) information about complaints received by the Commission alleging violations of its communications accessibility rules. The Commission seeks comment on a range of issues within these categories, including: mobile accessibility; inclusion of people with disabilities in product design and development; accessibility gaps; and information, documentation, and training.

Comments are due May 3, 2018, referring to CG Docket No. 10-213.

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