47 CFR 7.5 - General Obligations.

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§ 7.5 General Obligations.

(a) Obligation of Manufacturers. (1) A manufacturer of telecommunications equipment or customer premises equipment covered by this part shall ensure that the equipment is designed, developed and fabricated so that the voicemail and interactive menu functions are accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, if readily achievable;

(2) Whenever the requirements of paragraph (a)(1) of this section are not readily achievable, the manufacturer shall ensure that the equipment is compatible with existing peripheral devices or specialized customer premises equipment commonly used by individuals with disabilities to achieve access, if readily achievable.

(b) Obligation of Service Providers. (1) A provider of voicemail or interactive menu shall ensure that the service is accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, if readily achievable.

(2) Whenever the requirements of paragraph (a)(1) of this section are not readily achievable, the service provider shall ensure that the service is compatible with existing peripheral devices or specialized customer premises equipment commonly used by individuals with disabilities to achieve access, if readily achievable.

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Title 47 published on 09-May-2017 04:29

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 47 CFR Part 7 after this date.

  • 2017-03-16; vol. 82 # 50 - Thursday, March 16, 2017
    1. 82 FR 13972 - Petition for Clarification, or in the Alternative Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding
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      FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
      Petition for clarification or reconsideration.
      Comments to the Petition must be filed on or before March 31, 2017. Reply Comments must be filed on or before April 10, 2017.
      47 CFR Parts 6, 7, 14, 20, 64, and 67