FCC Grants ESA CVAA Waiver Extension

The Federal Communications Commission has issued the waiver extension that was recently requested 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 Gamasutra). 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.