ARLINGTON, VA (July 25, 2012) – On Wednesday, July 25, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to inform the preparation of the first biennial report required by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA), to be submitted to Congress by October 8, 2012.
In our comments, we noted our commitment to meeting the needs of consumers with disabilities, and that TIA member companies are working with the disability community to deliver new accessibility products and services as quickly as possible. TIA’s member companies have taken steps to make certain that accessibility is incorporated into new product designs consistent with the CVAA, which include standard development, making aggregated information available to the public, and collaboration across the industry to make technical recommendations.
In addition, we noted that regulatory uncertainty is a major barrier to accessibility, and that the Commission can reduce this barrier by using a flexible approach moving forward in order to increase the availability of ACS products and services to disabled populations.
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