Telecommunications Act

  • The Telecommunications Act requires manufacturers of telecommunications equipment and providers of telecommunications services to ensure that such equipment and services are accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, if readily achievable.
  • These amendments ensure that people with disabilities will have access to a broad range of products and services such as telephones, cell phones, pagers, call-waiting and operator services, that were often inaccessible to many users with disabilities.
  • For more information, see this document from ADA or visit the Federal Communications Commission website by clicking here.