Friday, November 4, 2011

FCC Test Hiccups

The FCC has just sent a letter to TV broadcasters and cable operators asking them to make every effort to communicate to the deaf and hard of hearing that next Wednesday's Emergency Alert System test is just that - only a test. The onscreen announcement will read "This is an Emergency Action Notification," but not that it is a test. The FCC has already announced (yesterday) that it had shortened the test from 3 minutes to only 30 seconds.