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Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee (VPAAC)

Public Law 111-260 signed by President Barack Obama on October 8, 2010.

Section of Statute that address VPAAC

Releases

4-30-12 Media Bureau and Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau seek comment on second VPAAC report: Video Description and Access to Emergency Information; User Interfaces, and Video Programming Guides and Menus. Extended the deadlines for filing comments and reply comments in these proceedings. Docket Numbers 12-108 and 12-107. DA 12-682.
Comments Due: June 4, 2012. Reply Comments Due: June 19, 2012.
Order: Word || PDF

4-24-12 Extension of Deadlines for Comments and Reply Comments on Interpretation of the terms “Multichannel Video Programming Distributor” and “Channel” as Raised in the Pending Program Access Complaint Proceeding. DA 12-634. Docket No. 12-83.
Comments Due: May 14, 2012. Reply Comments Due: June 13, 2012.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

4-24-12 Media Bureau and Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau seek comment on second VPAAC report: User Interfaces, and Video Programming Guides and Menus. DA 12-635. Docket No. 12-108.
Comments Due: May 24, 2012. Reply Comments Due: June 8, 2012.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

4-24-12 Media Bureau and Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau seek comment on second VPAAC report: Video Description and Access to Emergency Information. DA 12-636. Docket No. 12-107.
Comments Due: May 24, 2012. Reply Comments Due: June 8, 2012.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

4-9-12 Second Report of the Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee on the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010.
Video Description: PDF | Access to Emergency Information: PDF | User Interfaces, and Video Programming Guides and Menus: PDF

1-6-12  Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee (VPAAC) Announcement of February 9, 2012 Meeting. DA 12-15.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

9-13-11 FCC Announces Agenda for Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee (VPAAC) Scheduled for November 1, 2011 at FCC Headquarters. DA 11-1527. | Public Notice

7-22-11 Two Reports of Advisory Committees on Disabilities Issues Released. Reports Are on Closed Captioning of Video Programming Delivered Using Internet Protocol and Emergency Calling for Persons With Disabilities: Survey Review And Analysis | News Release

7-13-11 First Report of the Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee on the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. Closed Captioning of Video Programming Delivered Using Internet Protocol, dated July 13, 2011. | Report

4-29-11 FCC Announces Agenda for Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee (VPAAC) Scheduled for May 5, 2011 at FCC Headquarters. DA 11-804. | Public Notice

2-28-11 Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee Announcement of May 5, 2011 Meeting, DA 11-390. | Public Notice

1-7-11 Erratum - Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee Announcement of Members; Committee to focus on matters pertaining to IP Closed Captioning, Video Description, Access to Emergency Information and User Interface Accessibility. Issued an Erratum correcting Public Notice, DA 10-2320, released December 7, 2010. | Erratum

12-7-10 Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee Announcement of Members. | Public Notice

10-19-10 The FCC Requests Nominations for Membership on Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee (VPAAC) in Accordance with the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, DA 10-2022. | Public Notice | News Release

FAQ (Frequently asked questions about coming to the FCC)

The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Meetings are sign language interpreted with real-time transcription and assistive listening devices available. Meeting agendas and handout materials are provided in accessible formats. VPACC meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC Live web page at http://www.fcc.gov/live/.

Building Access and Driving Directions

Medical Emergencies

Reasonable Accommodations: To request reasonable accommodations, we ask that you make your request as soon as possible to the FCC. This can be done by sending an E-mail to FCC504@fcc.gov, or calling (202)418-0530 voice, or (202)418-0432 TTY.

Hotel Information

Announcements of VPAAC and Working Group Meetings

  • Review or listen to recorded archives of full VPAAC meetings. (http://reboot.fcc.gov/video-archives)
  • Thursday, January 13, 2011 from 9am to 5pm, first meeting of VPAAC at FCC Commission Headquarters, Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554.

Structure of VPAAC

Updated: September 16, 2014
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