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Public Policy Luncheon Discusses 21st Century Technology Access

June 21, 2012 – In May, the Center for Advanced Communications Policy in association with the Federal Communications Bar Association, sponsored a luncheon, as part of the Public Policy Luncheon Series, discussing The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA).  The luncheon series is an opportunity for “local, state and federal government leaders, industry representatives and a diverse set of stakeholders to address the public policy issues facing the telecommunications industry, particularly pertaining to accessibility for persons with disabilities.”  Lu

Consumer Guide for Video Description Services

June 22, 2012 –The FCC has issued a Consumer Guide outlining the rules “adopted to implement the video description provisions of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA),” which will become effective July 1, 2012.  The guide highlights that at least fifty hours of video-described prime time and/or children’s programming is required for the following networks:

FCC Seeks Input on VPAAC Report on Video Description: Guidelines & Recommendations

04.09.12 – The FCC’s Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee (VPAAC) issued a Report concerning Video Description and the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010.  The report describes the chain of distribution of video descriptions including the production of video descriptions by and distribution to consumers highlighting that the rights to create video description must first be obtained befor

Small Entity Compliance Guide for Closed Captioning

03.15.12 – In compliance with Section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Fairness Act of 1996, the FCC has issued a Small Entity Compliance Guide “intended to help small entities comply with new rules adopted” in the Report and Order concerning the implementation of Closed Captioning on Internet Protocol-Delivered Video Programming as related to the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) [MB Docket No. 11-154].

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