Accessibility Legislation

Updates on accessibility legislation in Canada and the U.S.

Second CVAA Order: Summary

An important deadline in telecommunications is approaching. By Dec. 20, 2016, multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) must be in compliance with new rules under the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA). The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced these rules--collectively referred to as the Second CVAA Order--in late 2015, further implementing accessibility objectives established in the 21st CVAA (passed by Congress in 2010).

Lucy Morrissey - Nov 18, 2016

Canada’s Accessibility Legislation

The Government of Canada is currently holding consultations on its planned accessibility legislation through online questionnaires, a one-day national forum for youth with disabilities on Nov. 1, 2016, in Ottawa, and via in-person sessions across major cities in Canada. In-person sessions start September 2016 and run until February 2017.  View the schedule and how to participate.  

Deanna White - Sep 12, 2016

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