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Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act


Public Law 111-260 signed by President Barack Obama on October 8, 2010.

Releases

1-3-12
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau and Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Announce Pleading Cycle for Comments and Reply Comments on Advanced Communications Provisions of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. DA 12-1. CG Docket No. 10-213.
Comment Date: February 13, 2012. Replay Comment Date: March 14, 2012.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

10-31-11
Notice Concerning Ex Parte Status of Presentations Made to the Emergency Access Advisory Committee. DA 11-1818.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

10-21-11
FCC Invites Applicants to Conduct National Outreach for the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. DA 11-1767.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

10-7-11
In the Matter of Contributions to the Telecommunications Relay Services Fund. Adopted rules to implement Section 103(b) of the CVAA, requiring interconnected and non-interconnected VoIP providers to participate in and contribute to the TRS Fund. CG Docket No. 11-47. FCC 11-150.
Report and Order: Word || PDF

10-7-11
FCC Takes Critical Steps to Bring Advanced Communications Services to Those With Disabilities.
News Release: Word || PDF
R&O and FNPRM: PDF
Genachowski Statement: PDF
Copps Statement: PDF
McDowell Statement: PDF
Clyburn Statement: PDF

9-28-11
Media Bureau Announces Comment and Reply Comment Deadlines for the NPRM Regarding Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming. MB Docket No. 1154. DA 11-1639
Comment Deadline: October 18, 2011.    Reply Comment Deadline: October 28, 2011.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

9-22-11
FCC Announces 60-Day Period to Apply for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. DA 11-1591
Public Notice: Word || PDF

9-19-11
FCC seek comment in the Matter of Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. Proposal to revise regulations for Closed Captioning of Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming. Docket No. 11-154, FCC No. 11-138
NPRM: Word || PDF

9-13-11
FCC Announces Agenda for Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee (VPAAC) Scheduled for November 1, 2011 at FCC Headquarters. DA 11-1527.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

8-30-11
Emergency Access Advisory Committee Announcement of September 9, 2011 Meeting. Committee to Focus on Matters Pertaining to Next Generation 911 Access for Persons with Disabilities. DA 11-1473.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

8-25-11
Video Description: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. Reinstated the rules requiring large market television broadcast stations and MVPDs to provide video described programming, and other stations and systems to pass through description they receive. Docket No. 11-43, FCC No. 11-126
Report & Order: Word || PDF
Commissioner Copps Statement: Word || PDF
Commissioner Clyburn Statement: Word || PDF
Erratum: Word || PDF

7-22-11
Two Reports of Advisory Committees on Disabilities Issues Released. Reports Are on Closed Captioning of Video Programming Delivered Using Internet Protocol and Emergency Calling for Persons With Disabilities: Survey Review And Analysis
News Release: Word || PDF

7-21-11
Report On Emergency Calling For Persons With Disabilities, Survey Review And Analysis 2011, presented by the Emergency Access Advisory Committee to the Federal Communications Commission.
Report: Word || PDF

7-21-11
Emergency Access Advisory Committee Announcement of August 12, 2011 Meeting. Committee to Focus on Matters Pertaining to Next Generation 911 Access for Persons with Disabilities. DA 11-1221.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

7-13-11
First Report of the Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee on the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. Closed Captioning of Video Programming Delivered Using Internet Protocol.
Report

6-22-11
Emergency Access Advisory Committee Announcement of July 8, 2011 Meeting. Committee to Focus on Matters Pertaining to Next Generation 911 Access for Persons with Disabilities. DA 11-1092.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

5-17-11
Emergency Access Advisory Committee Announcement of June 10, 2011 Meeting. Committee to Focus on Matters Pertaining to Next Generation 911 Access for Persons with Disabilities. DA 11-882.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

4-29-11
FCC Announces Agenda for Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee (VPAAC) Scheduled for May 5, 2011 at FCC Headquarters. DA 11-804.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

4-6-11
FCC Acts to Ensure That Deaf-Blind Individuals Have Access to 21st Century Communications Technologies.
News Release: Word || PDF
Report & Order: Word || PDF
Copps Statement: Word || PDF

4-4-11
Extended Comment and Reply Dates for 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility.
Order: Word || PDF

3-25-11
Emergency Access Advisory Committee Announcement of April 8, 2011 Meeting. Committee to Focus on Matters Pertaining to Next Generation 911 Access for Persons with Disabilities. DA 11-553.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

3-23-11
Video Description: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. Granted the Motion for Extension of Time. MB Docket No. 11-43
Comments Due: April 28, 2011.   Reply Comments Due: May 27, 2011.
Order: Word || PDF

3-16-11
Emergency Access Advisory Committee Releases National Survey to Learn About Emergency Calling by Individuals with Disabilities.
News Release: Word || PDF

3-3-11
FCC Proposes to Update Rules Allowing Accessibility to Advanced Communications to 54 Million Consumers With Disabilities.
News Release: Word || PDF
Genachowski Statement: Word || PDF
Copps Statement: Word || PDF

3-3-11
Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Section 103(b), Contributions to the TRS Fund Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Adopted March 2, 2011. CG Docket No. 11-47. (FCC 11-38)
NPRM: Word || PDF
Erratum issued 3-24-11: Word || PDF

3-3-11
Implementation of Sections 716 and 717 of the Communications Act of 1934, as Enacted by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010; Amendments to the Commission's Rules Implementing Sections 255 and 251(a)(2) of the Communications Act of 1934, as Enacted by the Telecommunications Act of 1996; In the Matter of Accessible Mobile Phone Options for People who are Blind, Deaf-Blind, or Have Low Vision. (FCC 11-37) CG Docket No. 10-213, WT Docket No. 96-198, and CG Docket No. 10-145.
NPRM: Word || PDF

3-3-11
Video Description: Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. (FCC 11-36) MB Docket No. 11-43
NPRM: Word || PDF
Erratum issued 3-11-11: Word || PDF

2-28-11
Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee Announcement of May 5, 2011 Meeting. DA 11-390.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

2-18-11
Emergency Access Advisory Committee Announcement of March 11, 2011 Meeting. Committee to Focus on Matters Pertaining to Next Generation 911 Access for Persons with Disabilities. DA 11-329.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

1-24-11
Emergency Access Advisory Committee Announcement of February 11, 2011 Meeting. Committee to Focus on Matters Pertaining to Next Generation 911 Access for Persons with Disabilities
Public Notice: Word || PDF

1-14-11
Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Section 105, Relay Services for Deaf-Blind Individuals.
NPRM: Word || PDF
Genachowski Statement: Word || PDF

1-7-11
Erratum - Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee Announcement of Members; Committee to focus on matters pertaining to IP Closed Captioning, Video Description, Access to Emergency Information and User Interface Accessibility.
Issued an Erratum correcting Public Notice, DA 10-2320, released December 7, 2010
Erratum: Word || PDF

12-7-10
Membership in Two Disability-Focused Advisory Committees Announced; Transcript of November 30 Presentation on Implementation of Accessibility Act Available Online.
News Release: Word || PDF

12-7-10
Emergency Access Advisory Committee Announcement of Members and Co-Chairpersons.
Public Notice: Word || PDF
Erratum Released 1-11-11: Word || PDF

12-7-10
Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee Announcement of Members.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

11-3-10
The Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau Seeks Comment on Implementation of Requirement to Define Programs for Distribution of Specialized Customer Premises Equipment used by Individuals who are Deaf-Blind. Docket No. 10-210. DA 10-2112
Comments Due: 11-17-2010. Reply Comments Due: 11-23-2010.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

10-21-10
CGB and WTB Seek Comment on Advanced Communication Provisions of The 21st Century Communications And Video Accessibility Act of 2010.CG Docket No. 10-213
Comment Date: November 22, 2010    Reply Comment Date: December 7, 2010
Public Notice: Word || PDF

10-19-10
The FCC Requests Nominations for Membership on Emergency Access Advisory Committee (EAAC) in Accordance with the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. DA 10-2001.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

10-19-10
The FCC Requests Nominations for Membership on Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee (VPAAC) in Accordance with the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. DA 10-2002.
Public Notice: Word || PDF
News Release: Word || PDF

10-12-10
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Requests that Comments in Hearing Aid Compatibility Proceeding Address Effects of New Legislation. Docket No. 07-250
Comments Due: October 25, 2010.     Reply Comments Due: November 22, 2010.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

10-8-10
Statements on the Enactment of the Equal Access to 21st Century Communications Act
News Releases:
Chairman Julius Genachowski: Word || PDF
Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn: Word || PDF



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