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Access for People with Disabilities

The FCC is committed to making the electronic technologies we deploy accessible to individuals with disabilities. In this effort, we work with the Access Board, an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. The Access Board established Federal standards for electronic and information technology under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. We incorporate Section 508 compliance testing in the design, development and maintenance of our website. To learn more about actions the FCC is taking to ensure that new technologies are accessible, visit our Disability Rights Office web page. For other disability-related information available from the Federal Government, visit the interagency Web portal for people with disabilities at

Paperwork Reduction Act & FCC Information Collections

For more information regarding our compliance with the Paperwork Reduction act, please visit the FCC Information Collections and the Paperwork Reduction Act page.

Website Inventory, Priorities & Schedules

The FCC maintains an inventory of FCC website content and associated on-line publication schedules and priorities, as required by Section 207(f)(2) of the E-Government Act of 2002. See our complete Website Inventory, Priorities & Schedules page for more information.

Website Maintenance Policy & Schedule

We strive to make the FCC’s network and on-line systems highly reliable and available. Toward this end, we must periodically bring down systems for service, software updates, repairs, routine maintenance and performance tuning. Accordingly, we have established a weekly network maintenance window - Saturday 10 p.m. to Sunday 6 a.m (Eastern Time) – when some or all FCC systems might be brought down for maintenance work. During this period the public may not have access to our online documents, electronic filing/licensing applications or to the entire FCC web site. While you may attempt to access systems during the maintenance window, you do so at your own risk.

While this work is essential, we also recognize that it presents an inconvenience for those of you who use our online systems. If at any given time maintenance is not required for that week, the maintenance window will be cancelled and a notification will be posted on the FCC Website Availability webpage. On those occasions when it is necessary to bring down all systems, the appropriate notification will be posted there as well.


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