On July 21, 2023, the FCC released a Public Notice to remind video programming distributors, including broadcasters, cable operators, and satellite television services that deliver video programming directly to the home, of their obligation to make televised emergency information accessible to persons who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, or hard of hearing.

This Public Notice also provides information for consumers about where they can find more information about access to televised emergency information -- including an American Sign Language video at https://www.fcc.gov/TVEmergencyAccessASL -- and how to file complaints when televised emergency information is not accessible.

Link to Public Notice:

URL:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/accessibility-televised-emergency-information-0       

For more information about accessible televised emergency information, visit: https://www.fcc.gov/general/access-emergency-information-television.  For specific questions, please contact Bill Wallace, Attorney Advisor, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at (202) 418-2716, or William.Wallace@fcc.gov.  Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).

Friday, July 21, 2023