Thursday, February 20, 2014

New caption rules from the FCC

New rules are being adopted by the FCC that it hopes will improve the quality of closed captioning. The LA Times reports that two two pages of proposals include a requirement "that captions must match spoken words in dialogue and convey background noises and other sounds to the fullest extent possible, according to agency officials familiar with the order... The order will also mandate that captions not block other content on the screen, overlap one another, run off the edge of the video screen or be blocked by other information.” Read more here.

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