JSI clients are reminded of the upcoming April 1 deadline to submit their certifications to the FCC concerning accessibility of services to the disabled.  The rules apply to all telecommunications providers, as well as to providers of advanced communications services and mobile phones with web browsers.

The filing must be completed via the FCC’s Recordkeeping and Compliance Certification and Contact Information Registry at https://apps.fcc.gov/rccci-registry/.  Providers are to certify their compliance for calendar year 2014.  Specifically, providers are to certify operating procedures have been established to:

  • Document efforts to consult with individuals with disabilities;
  • Document the accessibility features of products and services; and
  • Record information about the compatibility of such products and services with peripheral devices or specialized customer premise equipment commonly used by individuals with disabilities to achieve access.

Certifications and contact information must be submitted for your company and for each affiliate that provides telecom services.  If previously submitted contact information remains current, the 2015 submission need only include the new compliance certification.  We remind clients that any updates to contact information must be made in the online registry within 30 days of the change.

Clients who need assistance with the filing may contact Kim Waldvogel in the Maryland office at 301-459-7590.

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