"Navigating FCC Accessible Communications Regulations: What You Need to Know," SSB BART Group, Webinar Series
Attorney Maria Browne and SSB BART Group CEO Tim Springer co-presented this three-part webinar series.
Part I: FCC Accessible Communications – Legal Requirements
Thursday, July 18th
Presenter: Maria Browne
A general overview of the FCC rules, including those pertaining to the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act and the rules covered by 47 CFR 6, 7 and 14. The scope of the discussion will include both new Advanced Communication Services (ACS) covered under the CVAA as well as FCC efforts to reinvigorate pre-existing requirements governing telecommunications and VoIP services, call status features, voice mail and interactive menus.
Part II: FCC Accessible Communications – Recordkeeping Obligations
Presenters: Maria Browne & Tim Springer
An exploration of the recordkeeping obligations (47 CFR 14.31) of Section 717 of the Communications Act as it relates to organizations that are covered under CVAA and Section 255 requirements. We’ll cover the specifics of the regulations, the implications, and propose a general model for recordkeeping conformance and enterprise governance.
Part III: FCC Accessible Communications – Product Life Cycle Implementation
Presenter: Tim Springer
A discussion of requirements in the product development life cycle to ensure conformance to the FCC Accessible Communications requirements while meeting the recordkeeping obligations of the CVAA. Using the general model for recordkeeping conformance explored in the Recordkeeping Obligations webinar, we will follow the steps throughout a product life cycle to show how conformant products may be developed in practice. We will also explore enterprise governance models and product compliance testing methodologies.
About the presenters
- Maria Browne, an attorney with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, specializes in matters pertaining to federal and state communications laws, including laws impacting broadband infrastructure deployment and regulations implementing the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA). Maria represents clients in disputed cases before the FCC and other federal, state and local regulatory agencies, and has appeared before state regulatory bodies in New Hampshire, New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Washington, D.C., Vermont, Virginia, and Florida. Her clients include Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Charter Communications, Comcast, Fibertech, and Harron Communications.
- Tim Springer is founder and CEO of SSB BART Group (SSB). For nearly two decades, SSB has designed and implemented technology accessibility solutions for corporations, government agencies and leading educational institutions. Tim led the development of InFocus(tm), the industry's first commercial software for testing web accessibility. He served as the chief architect of SSB’s Accessibility Management Platform (AMP), which delivers the infrastructure to manage compliance across the enterprise development life cycle. Tim advises many large public and private sector organizations on best practices required to successfully achieve accessibility. His clients include the Social Security Administration, Hewlett Packard and Wells Fargo Bank.