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HLAA-Let the FCC Know Your Experience with Local News Captioning!

August 27, 2015 in Community News

 

Do you watch your local news with captions? If so, we need your input! It’ll take just a few minutes and will help guide the future of national accessibility laws for closed captioning.

As part of its landmark closed caption quality initiative, the Federal Communications Commission is examining the quality of closed captions for live news programming in local markets, particularly in smaller markets that use the Electronic Newsroom Technique (ENT) for captions. HLAA in collaboration with the FCC, the National Association of Broadcasters, and TDI (Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) and NAD (National Association of the Deaf) is launching a consumer survey to examine the quality of ENT captioning on local news programming.

If you watch local news with captions, please take 10 minutes to fill out the following survey:
https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/0MMTT

The results will be included as part of a report to the FCC that will factor into possible changes around the legal rules for news captioning.

We’d be grateful for your support if you could take the survey and share your experience with us; it will help us in our efforts in working with FCC to improve local news captioning!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us!

WEBINAR: Understanding Public Benefits

September 3, 2013 in Advocacy & Access, Community News

 

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WEBINAR: UNDERSTANDING PUBLIC BENEFITS

Part One: Wed, Sept. 11, 2013Part Two: Thu, Sept. 19, 2013


Time: 3:00 to 4:30 PM EDT

 

Please note that real time captioning will be provided for this webinar. For other accommodation requests, questions about the webinar or the registration process, please contact Katie Metz atkmetz@ndi-inc.org.

 

 

Join us for two 90-minute webinars (September 11th and September 19th) that will give participants a basic understanding of many benefit programs offered by local, state and federal governments, many of which have applications and rules that change often and can be confusing. This is a two-part webinar. In order to receive the login information for Part Two, you MUST attend Part One.Presenter: Sharon Brent, National Disability Institute

This webinar is made possible by Walmart.

Register for this webinar by clicking on or copying and pasting the following link:https://ndiwebinars.webex.com/ndiwebinars/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=660910578

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National Disability Institute
1667 K Street, NW Suite 640
Washington, DC 20006
info@ndi-inc.org
202-296-2040

 


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