Public Comment Sought on Proposed New “Access to Video Conferencing” Rule Published by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Public Comment Sought on Proposed New “Access to Video Conferencing” Rule Published by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Posted on August 7, 2023

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This is an article about a proposed accessibility rule in the United States. The rule is proposed by the Federal Communications Commission, known as the FCC.  If it becomes final, the rule will make it easier for disabled people to participate in video conferences. The rule will affect video conferences on Zoom, Teams, and other platforms. The public can comment on the proposed rule until September 6, 2023. The best form to make comments is here. People who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing may want to comment about captions, transcripts, or sign language interpreters.  People who are deafblind, blind, or visually impaired may want to comment about how video conferencing could be easier and about specific barriers.  The FCC also wants to hear about what is working.

On August 7, 2023, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officially published a proposed rule designed to improve the accessibility of video conferencing and video conferencing platforms for people with disabilities.

The FCC is seeking public comment on the proposed Access to Video Conferencing rule. Comments can be [...]

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