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July 2017 FCC Meeting Recap: FCC Expands Video Described Programming Requirement

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

In advance of its July Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) unanimously adopted a Report and Order (Order) that revises the rules requiring certain video programming providers to make video...more

FCC Grants Honda Twenty Month Extension to Comply with Video Accessibility Rules

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On March 16, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission’s Media Bureau (Bureau) released a Memorandum Opinion and Order (Order) addressing Honda Motor Co., Ltd’s (Honda) January 2017 petition for limited waiver of video...more

Reminder: FCC Accessibility Recordkeeping Certification Required by April 1, 2017

Through a recent Public Notice, the FCC reminded entities that provide traditional telecommunications services, interconnected VoIP, advanced communications services (ACS) (which includes non-interconnected VoIP, electronic...more

FCC’s Broad Disabilities Access Authority and Requirements

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Last week the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC or Commission) Media Bureau released a Public Notice (Notice) seeking comment on a petition for limited waiver of the Commission’s rules filed by Honda Motor Company...more

Alert: FCC Considers Extending Waiver of Accessibility Requirements for Video Game Software

by Cooley LLP on

Under the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 ("CVAA"), video game consoles and controllers, software and related services must be accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities....more

FCC Highlights Accessibility Challenges for Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On October 6, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a White Paper entitled “Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities: Barriers to and Solutions for Accessible Information and Communication Technologies”...more

FCC Releases Third Biennial Report to Congress on Communications Accessibility for People with Disabilities

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On October 7, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the third iteration of its Biennial Report to Congress on the state of communications technology accessibility for people with disabilities as required...more

FCC Seeks Comment on Disabilities Access Findings

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On August 23, 2016, the FCC issued a Public Notice seeking comment on the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau’s tentative findings about the accessibility of communications technologies, which will be included in this...more

FCC Seeks Comment on Accessibility Issues/Compliance for the 2016 Biennial CVAA Report

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On Monday, May 23, 2016, the Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau (CGB or Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) released a Public Notice seeking comment on the state of compliance with the...more

FCC Reminds Broadband Providers of Disabilities Access Duties

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has long-required regulated telecommunications service providers (as well as VoIP providers) and equipment manufacturers to make their services and devices accessible...more

Alert: New Video Game Accessibility Requirements Starting in October

by Cooley LLP on

The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 ("CVAA") requires video game equipment, software and related services to be accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. The CVAA...more

FCC Releases Emergency Information Accessibility Rules for Second-Screen Devices and Grants Compliance Waivers

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released the text of its Second Report and Order (R&O) adopting rules requiring multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) to pass through the secondary audio stream...more

Reminder: Accessibility Record Keeping Certification Required by April 1, 2014

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Entities providing traditional telecommunications services, interconnected VoIP, advanced communications services (ACS) (which includes non-interconnected VoIP, electronic messaging services, interoperable video...more

FCC Issues Proposed Rules Governing Accessibility of Video Programming Guides and User Interfaces

In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) released May 30, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed “talking guide” rules which would require nearly all user interfaces on digital apparatus and navigation...more

FCC Reminds Advanced Communications Services Providers and Equipment Manufacturers of CVAA Recordkeeping Obligations and...

Recently, the FCC issued a Public Notice reminding the providers and equipment manufacturers of advanced communications services (ACS) of their obligation to maintain records evidencing their efforts to comply with the...more

FCC Approves Five Multipurpose Waivers of New Accessibility Rules

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In the first action of its kind, the Federal Communications Commission has approved, in part, five class waivers of its new accessibility rules for advanced communications services ("ACS"), which were adopted last October...more

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