AEGIS represented in Accessibility Act Advisory Councils

The new “Accessibility Act” in the US (21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010) has been signed into law.  This Act will necessitate substantial change relative to the availability of accessible telecommunications products and services in the US.
In support of the new Accessibility Act, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced this week the creation of 2 new Advisory Councils that will make recommendations to the FCC regarding new provisions and policies for ICT accessibility:

  • Video Programming and Emergency Access Advisory Council (VPEAAC)
  • Emergency Access Advisory Council (EAAC)

An AEGIS representative (Greg Fields from RIM) has been appointed to both the VPEAAC and EAAC, and can as such facilitate the sharing of information between AEGIS and these councils.