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04/20/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/20/2021 08:19

FCC Seeks on Updating Rules Implementing the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act

April 20, 2021

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently released a public notice inviting comment on whether any updates are needed to the rules implementing the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA)

Most of these rules have been in effect for many years, and many of them have not been revisited recently, some since initial adoption. Given changes in technology and industry practices, as well as taking into account consumer experiences, the Commission seeks comment on whether there is a need to update these rules.

Interested parties may file comments by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System at All filings must reference GN Docket No. 21-140. People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online may request assistance by email to [email protected].

Comment Deadline: May 24, 2021

Reply Comment Deadline: Jun 21, 2021

For general information about the CVAA, visit

For specific questions, please contact Debra Patkin, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at (202) 870-5226 (voice or videophone for American Sign Language users) or [email protected], Diana Sokolow, [email protected], of the Media Bureau, Policy Division, (202) 418-2120, or Eli Johnson, [email protected], of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Competition and Infrastructure Policy Division, (202) 418-1395.