Thursday, October 4, 2012

Internet captioning rules Kick in

Certain types of Internet video are now required to include captioning. The FCC deadline was September 30th based on the 21 Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. The new rules apply to programming shown on broadcast television and then made available over the Internet without substantial changes. The rules will soon apply to other types of video including live or near-live events, programs edited for the Internet, and eventually for archived internet content. For more on these new rules, click here for an earlier post.