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).
You've heard the term: Section 1557's Final Rule--but what's it all about?
Section 1557, the nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act, has been in effect since 2010. The Department of Health & Human Services issued Section 1557’s Final Rule in May 2016. It went into effect July of the same year.
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.
With August wrapping up, it’s time for your monthly roundup of T-Base Stories. Here are a few of the biggest accessibility stories—in healthcare, government and social-networking—to hit your news feeds this month.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as we know it today, went through numerous drafts, revisions, negotiations, and amendments since the first version was introduced in 1988. On July 26, 1990 the ADA came into effect at the signing ceremony at the White House, exactly 26 years ago today.
From Finding Dory accessible in theatres to changes to the AODA Customer Service Standard, June has been a busy month for accessibility-related news and initiatives. Here’s a recap of our favourite stories.
T-Base reached out to consumers across North America who are blind, deaf-blind or partially sighted to hear about their experience obtaining accessible communications via call center, in person or online.
For the month of May, which also marked the fifth anniversary of Global Accessibility Awareness (GAAD), we’ve got to witness efforts over North America for greater access for persons with disabilities and a more inclusive online experience. Here’s a recap of what has been trending in the accessibility domain.
#Access4All: Campaign to Promote Universal Accessibility in Canada