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This month we'll hear from Maggie Hart from the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, and attorney Jim Beerman of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP who advocated in conjunction with the Mountain State Council of the Blind in West Virginia and the American Council of the Blind to ensure equal access to absentee voting for people with disabilities.

The 21st century Communication and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) is 10 years old.  Tune in to find out how this law is working for people who are blind or visually impaired.

In this episode of ACB Reports host Mike Duke shares information about three important upcoming meetings of the American Council of the Blind coming up in February.  First is the meeting of the ACB Board of Directors, followed by the Affiliate's/President's meeting, and finally the Legislative Seminar.  We hear ACB Advocacy and Outreach specialist Claire Stanley talk about the potential of good outcomes from the Legislative Seminar.

At the 2019 ACB Conference and Convention in Rochester, NY, Will Schell of the Disability Rights office of the FCC provided an update on accessible electronic devices, as they apply to the areas of oversight by the FCC.  Many know that the FCC oversees and regulates the radio and television industry, as well as cable, cellular and telephone industries.  Consumer accessibility issues within these industries were reported on, as well as updates to the Secondary Audio programming rules and regulations as they apply to audio description and emergency alert systems.