Menu  Audio Description Project


Skip Navigation

The Audio Description Project

21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act

The following summary of the provisions of the Act was provided by Eric Bridges, who is the ACB's representative on the FCC Technical Committee for issues related to the Act.  Very minor modifications have been made to the formatting of his text.

What the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 Will Do for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Access to advanced communications services and equipment.

The legislation, as signed into law by the President:

Video Description


User Interfaces on Digital Apparatus

The legislation requires devices designed to receive or play back video programming:

Access to Video Programming Guides and Menus Provided on Navigation Devices.


The bill: