Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Update information on C/C from COAT, Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology

If you are interested in the recent FCC ruling, order, and NPRM on closed captioning issues, a summary has been posted on the NAD website HERE

(1) provided clarification about how the closed captioning rules apply to the transition to digital television (DTV);

(2) changed the closed captioning rules to provide a more efficient process for consumers to contact television video programming distributors about closed caption problems and to file complaints (including, for the first time, the ability to file closed captioning complaints directly with the FCC); and

(3) requested comments about how the closed captioning rules should apply to digital broadcasters that “multicast.”

The new rules will be effective and comments will be due 30 days after publication in the Federal Register (not done yet).

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