HLAA signed onto comments drafted in concert with TDI (Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) and other Accessibility Advocacy Organizations and Research Organizations that were filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) June 7, 2021. Those comments were drafted in response to the FCC’s Public Notice to update the 21st Century Video and Communications Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) regulations.
Our filed comments focused on several issues, including the accessibility and usability of video conferencing and other internet-based communication platforms, as well the need to update video programming accessibility rules. These Comments also covered the need to ensure that connectivity to wireless phones remain reliable, affordable and accessible for people with hearing loss. We also commented on standards for amplification measurement of amplified phones and access to wideband and ultra-wideband audio services over VoIP phone lines.