FCC Invites Comment on Proposed Requirements for Video Programmer Registration and Certification

December 17, 2014 in Community News

 

 

On December 15, 2014, the FCC released a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (2nd FNPRM) to invite comment on several issues that relate to ensuring quality captioning of video programming on television.  The questions in this 2nd FNPRM include:

  • Should video programmers be required to file contact information and certification of captioning compliance with the FCC?
  • How can video programmer contact information and certifications be made widely available to the public?

Comments and reply comments due dates will be announced after this 2nd FNPRM is published in the Federal Register.

The links for the 2nd FNPRM are as follows:

Word:                 https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-14-206A1.docx
Adobe:                https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-14-206A1.pdf
Text:                    https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-14-206A1.txt

For additional information, contact Eliot Greenwald, Disability Rights Office, at (202) 418-2235,eliot.greenwald@fcc.gov, or call the ASL Consumer Support Line, at (844) 432-2275 via direct videophone.  For more information about the requirements for closed captioning of video programming on television, please visit:  http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/closed-captioning-video-programming-television.