What is the CVAA
(Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act)?

The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA)

Became a law in the year 2010.

You may remember that the original Communications Act of 1934 was actually limited in its application due to the advancements of our technology in the decades followed.

Since the date of its signing the terms and contents of the law indeed, required a much needed update.

During his presidency, President Obama signed this amendment to the original Act that provided assurance that all telecommunications and their innovations would be accessible to those with disabilities. This includes ADA Title III Regulation and its adoption of the WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines  for web accessibility 

The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act has two parts:

Part 1: Title I – Communications Access

Part 2: Title II – Video Programming

As communications technology evolves and moves forward, so should the concomitant accessibility regulations.

The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act lays out very distinct parameters for specific types of communications technology they apply to and the much needed accessibility requirements.

Standard accommodations include video descriptions and closed captioning.

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