The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010

The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010

On October 8, 2010, President Obama signed the The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) (Pub. L. No. 111-260) into law, which was enacted to ensure that the approximately 54 million Americans with disabilities have access to the incredible and innovative communications technologies of the 21st century. This law is widely considered to represent the most significant accessibility legislation since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. TIA supports the passage of the CVAA and is committed to help ensure that all Americans have access to advanced communications services (ACS) products.

As a representative of hundreds of companies that manufacture information and communication technology (ICT), TIA has been closely engaged in the development and passage of the CVAA, and is heavily engaged in Federal agency rulemakings pursuant to it. We understand the wide-ranging effects that this important law will have on investment and product cycles, and we work to provide our member companies with the resources and access to fully understand it so that compliance can be ensured. We provide members with resources to help with compliance, such as holding a TIA webinar on CVAA compliance, a CVAA implementation and compliance timeline, summaries of important FCC rulemakings, and more.

For members only, TIA has completed a breakdown of the implementation dates of the CVAA, which we update periodically. Members can access this resource here.

TIA CVAA-Related Filings