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FCC Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the CVAA on October 8th; Register to Attend Disability Access Webinar Hosted by CCA and CommLaw

The Federal Communications Commission will recognize the 10th anniversary of the Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) and its importance in building a more accessible telecommunications world for people with disabilities with a public program on October 8, 2020 beginning at 2:00 p.m. The event will be virtual and can be viewed online at
During the event, winners of 2020 Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman’s AAA) will be recognized for their contributions to the advancement of accessible communications. In addition to the awards ceremony, the event will include a panel discussion on the CVAA’s major milestones and a look at the challenges that lie ahead. 

Registration is not required. To watch the event, visit on October 8th. To ask questions during the panel session, please e-mail your questions to



Subtitle: Learn what U.S. laws & regulations require and how your company can turn compliance into business opportunities Images: Suzy Rosen Singleton, Chief Federal Communications Commission Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Disability Rights Office Michal Nowicki Attorney (Legally Blind) Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, The CommLaw Group Darrin Caddes Vice President of Corporate Design (T4 Paraplegic) Poly Inc. Date: October 1, 2020 at 1 PM ET

Are you doing everything you can to make your company’s solutions accessible and easy to use for 60 million Americans with disabilities?

If you answered “No,” then now is the time to win over these potential customers. Now is the time for you to show the world that your company strives to keep everyone connected regardless of one’s personal limitations: connected at a time when nearly all forms of in-person communication pose unprecedentedly high public health risks.

Join Suzy Rosen Singleton, the Chief of the Disability Rights Office of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission; Michal Nowicki, a legally blind, practicing Telecom Attorney at Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, The CommLaw Group; and Darrin Caddes, Vice President of Corporate Design at Poly Inc. for a very special free webinar event sponsored by the Cloud Communications Alliance, where this distinguished and knowledgeable panel will:

  • Provide firsthand insights into how persons with disabilities interact with a variety of modern-day technologies and solutions to highlight the benefits of advanced accessibility, while identifying persistent deficiencies
  • Educate our audience about the laws and regulations governing disability access and how they impact various communications, Internet-based and other information technology solutions providers
  • And, notably, shine a light on the opportunities and other commercial benefits that arise when technology businesses, particularly communications vendors, focus on not just ensuring compliance with applicable legal duties, but making “disability access” a priority


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