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FCC ANNOUNCES AGENDA FOR VIDEO PROGRAMMING ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (VPAAC) SCHEDULED FOR MAY 5, 2011 AT FCC HEADQUARTERS

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Released: May 16, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

Internet: https://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 11-804

Released: April 29, 2011

FCC ANNOUNCES AGENDA FOR VIDEO PROGRAMMING ACCESSIBILITY

ADVISORY COMMITTEE (VPAAC) SCHEDULED FOR

MAY 5, 2011 AT FCC HEADQUARTERS

By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC" or "Commission"),
announces that the FCC's Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee ("VPAAC") will meet
on Thursday, May 5, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC
Headquarters, located at 445 12th Street, SW, Room TW-C305, Washington, DC 20554.
The purpose of the VPAAC is to develop recommendations on closed captioning of Internet
programming previously captioned on television; the compatibility between video programming delivered
using Internet protocol and devices capable of receiving and displaying such programming in order to
facilitate access to captioning, video description and emergency information; the provision of video
description and accessible emergency information on television programming; accessible user interfaces
on video programming devices; and accessible programming guides and menus.
At the upcoming May 5th meeting, members of the various Working Groups will work on issues
that are the focus of each of their groups. Topics likely to be covered at this meeting include: IP
captioning, video description, access to emergency information, and the user interface of equipment used
to display programming. Near the conclusion of the meeting, each Working Group will be requested to
report to the VPAAC on the status and timeline for developing recommendations for submission to the
Commission on each of their issues.
Members of the general public may attend the meeting, and the FCC will attempt to
accommodate as many attendees as possible; however, admittance will be limited to seating availability.
The Commission will also provide audio and/or video coverage of the meeting held in the Commission
Meeting Room over the Internet from the FCC's web page at www.fcc.gov/live.
Open captioning and sign language interpreters will be provided for this event in the Commission
Meeting Room. Requests for open captioning and sign language interpreters in rooms other than the
Commission Meeting Room must be submitted (see below). Other reasonable accommodations for
people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests for such accommodations should be
submitted via e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or by calling the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at
(202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY). Such requests should include a detailed description of
the accommodation needed. In addition, please include a way the FCC can contact the requester if more
information is needed to fill the request. Please allow at least five days' advance notice; last minute
requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to accommodate.
Additional information regarding the VPAAC can be found at:
https://www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/VPAAC/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pam Gregory, Consumer Affairs and Outreach
Division, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, (202) 418-2498 voice; (202) 418-1169 TTY; or
Pam.Gregory@fcc.gov (E-mail).
NEWS MEDIA CONTRACT: Rosemary Kimball, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau,
(202) 418-0511, or Rosemary.Kimball@fcc.gov.

Federal Communications Commission

Video Programming Access Advisory Committee (VPAAC)

May 5, 2011, 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Agenda

9:00 a.m. 9:15 a.m.
Roll Call: VPAAC Members and Alternates and FCC Staff
9:15 a.m. 9:25 a.m.
Welcome and Greetings from Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Bureau
Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
9:25 a.m. 9:50 a.m.
Discussion of Working Group Agendas
9:50 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Break and Re-Locate to Working Group Rooms
10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Working Group Meetings
Working Group 1: Commission Meeting Room
Working Group 2: Meeting and Tutorials, Room TW-C438
Working Group 3: You are encouraged to attend the WG1 and WG2 meetings. Rooms
4-B112 & 4-B142 (4th Floor North Conference Room) are also available for WG3 use.
Working Group 4: You are encouraged to attend the WG1 and WG2 meetings.
Room 6-B516 (6th Floor South Conference Room) is also available for WG4 use.
12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m.
Lunch Break: Commission Meeting Room
12:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
Working Group Meetings
Working Group 1: Commission Meeting Room
Working Group 2: You are encouraged to attend the WG1 and WG4 meetings. Room 6-
B516 (6th Floor South Conference Room) is also available for WG2 use.
Working Group 3: You are encouraged to attend the WG1 and WG4 meetings. Rooms
4-B112 & 4-B142 (4th Floor North Conference Room) is also available for WG3 use.
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Working Group 4: Room TW-C438
2:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m.
Break
2:15 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
Working Group Meetings

Working Group 1: Commission Meeting Room

Working Group 2: You are encouraged to attend the WG1 and WG3 meetings. Room 6-
B516 (6th Floor South Conference Room) is also available for WG2 use.

Working Group 3: Room TW-C438

Working Group 4: You are encouraged to attend the WG1 and WG3 meetings. Rooms 4-
B112 & 4-B142 (4th Floor North Conference Room) is also available for WG4 use.
3:45 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
Afternoon Break and Re-Locate to the Commission Meeting
Room
4:00 p.m. 4:40 p.m.
Working Group Reports to Full VPAAC (ten minutes each)
4:40 p.m. 4:50 p.m.
Audience Comment
4:50 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Review of Action Items; Next Steps
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