For more than 45 years, TDI has been advocating on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing people across the country for better access to telecommunications, media and information technology. A large portion of our advocacy work takes place at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Many of our recent accomplishments are stored and displayed in the AccessInfo online library. All the announcements from the FCC related to accessibility since late 2010, around the time the Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) was enacted, are now available for review online. Some of the highlights include:

  • Implementation of the National Deaf Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP)
  • Captioning of Television Programming Online
  • Text to 9-1-1 Deployment
  • Captioning Quality Order
  • VRS Reform
  • and many other topics.

All of this great work at the FCC came about because you spoke up. With your voice, all consumers can make a powerful impact on the FCC and spur the industry to innovate better accessibility.

Thank you.


Disability Rights Office Announcements Since September 2010 Archived

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a web library,called AccessInfo E-mail List Announcements of its archived AccessInfo notifications. AccessInfo is an email service by which the FCC’s Disability Rights Office sends periodic updates on disability-related matters happening at the FCC. With a free subscription to AccessInfo, consumers are kept informed about FCC proposed rulemakings, orders, public notices, news releases and events pertaining to disabilities issues. The new AccessInfo webpage contains links to past AccessInfo notifications, dating back to September 2010. The list is in chronological order, which will allow consumers to search for specific AccessInfo notifications by date. A separate list allowing consumers to search for specific AccessInfo notifications by subject matter will become available in the near future.

Visit the new webpage at: .

To join the thousands of people who are on the AccessInfo subscribers list, send an email to [email protected], and write “subscribe” in either the subject line or the main body. It’s your easy way to keep informed about what’s happening at the FCC on disability issues!