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TDPH Monthly Newsletter

Technology and Disability Policy Highlights Monthly Newsletter

Spring 2015 Technology and Disability Policy Highlights

This Spring 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) addressed accessibility in a variety of ways.  In March, service providers and equipment manufacturers were reminded by the FCC that they are required to maintain records of their efforts to provide accessible services and equipment to individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Communications Act.

June 2015 Technology and Disability Policy Highlights

This June, the Broadband Adoption Act of 2015 [S. 1472] was introduced with the goal of reforming and modernizing the Universal Service Fund (USF) Lifeline Assistance Program.

February 2015 Technology and Disability Policy Highlights

In February, the federal government displayed their commitment to increasing the number of people with disabilities in the American workforce by hosting the White House Summit on Disability and Employment.

January 2015 Technology and Disability Policy Highlights

In January, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules implementing provisions of the Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) became effective and enforceable.  Specifically the rulemaking addressed, (1) rules requiring digital apparatus to make appropriate built-in functions (i.e., if used for the reception, play back, or display of programming) accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired, and (

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