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On October 27, 2020, the FCC released a Report and Order expanding the audio description requirements by an additional 10 designated market areas each year for the next four years.  In addition, the Report and Order modernizes the Commission’s terminology to use the more common and widely understood term “audio description” rather than “video description.” 

News Release: 
URL:     https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-expands-audio-description-video-content-more-tv-markets-0 
Word:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-367781A1.docx    
PDF:     https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-367781A1.pdf 
Text:      https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-367781A1.txt 

Report and Order:  
URL:    https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-expands-audio-description-video-content-more-tv-markets-0 
Word:     https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-20-155A1.docx 
PDF:      https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-20-155A1.pdf 
Text:      https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-20-155A1.txt 

For general information about audio description, please visit the FCC’s webpage: https://www.fcc.gov/audio-description.  For more information about this Report and Order, please contact Diana Sokolow, Policy Division, Media Bureau, (202) 418-0588, email Diana.Sokolow@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).   

Updated: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021