The Federal Communications Commission has issued
the waiver extension
that was recently
by the Entertainment Software Association to postpone a requirement
that videogames comply with accessibility requirements in the United States
mandated by the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (thanks
). This is the third such extension, and is said to be the final
pass on these requirements. Word is:
By this Order, the Consumer and
Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB or Bureau) of the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC or Commission) grants to the Entertainment Software Association
(ESA) a one-year extension of its current waiver of the Commission’s
accessibility requirements for advanced communications services (ACS) and
equipment for video game software.
This class waiver will expire December 31, 2018, and is conditioned on ESA’s
submission of a mid-year progress report to the Bureau on July 2, 2018.