Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Your Comments on Captioning
THE FCC is asking the public for feedback on its plans to extend its closed-captioning rules for TV to apply to PCs, tablets, smartphones, game consoles and set-tops. This is part of the Commission's effort to fulfill a requirement in the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. The commission has until January 12 of next year to change its closed captioning regulations related to IP. The proposal would not only obligate the owners of video programming to caption, it would require the program distributors to allow those captions - which must at least have the same quality as captions provided for television. The commission is also considering allowing a variety of delivery options rather than mandating a single standard, in hopes of promoting "technological innovation." Comments are due by October 18th. If you want to make a comment, click here.