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FCC Issues Temporary Waiver for CVAA Compliance by E-readers to Allow Further Agency Review

October 22, 2013
Source: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

On October 22, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau announced that the FCC needs more time to review a petition requesting a waiver from the FCC’s advanced communications accessibility requirements for certain e-reader devices. The petition was filed by a Coalition of E-Reader Manufacturers. The Bureau granted the temporary waiver until January 28, 2014. During this temporary waiver period, the FCC will evaluate the merits of the petition and decide whether to grant or deny the waiver request.

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For more information, contact Eliot Greenwald at or (202) 418-2235, or Elaine Gardner at or (202) 418-0581 in the FCC’s Disability Rights Office.

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