The past four years have been very busy at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In 2010, President Obama signed the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) into law. This landmark legislation established new mandates promising greater access to telephone, television and Internet technologies by people with hearing loss. From 2010-2013, the FCC worked on approximately 10 sets of rules to implement the new requirements, taking swift and comprehensive action to put into place requirements addressing Internet-based captioning, emergency access, accessible video equipment, and digital and wireless communications.
This year, the FCC’s momentum continued. In February 2014, the FCC took unprecedented action to ensure the provision of high quality captions on television programing to ensure full TV access by all viewers. Learn how these new laws will affect your lives in this workshop presented by an FCC official that spearheaded the drafting of the CVAA and helped to oversee these various rules.