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On February 18, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted changes to its rules to clarify the responsibilities of video programmers and video programming distributors with respect to the delivery and quality of closed captions for television programming.  On August 26, 2016, the FCC announced that these rules will become effective on September 22, 2016.  However, related rules that were adopted in the same order, including revisions to the complaint procedures and a requirement for video programmers to register with and certify to the FCC their compliance with the captioning rules, may not go into effect until they are reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.  The FCC will announce at a later time when these related rules take effect.

Captioning Quality Second Report and Order:


Public Notice:


For more information, contact:  Eliot Greenwald, Disability Rights Office (DRO), Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB), at 202-418-2235 or eliot.greenwald@fcc.gov, or Suzy Rosen Singleton, DRO, CGB, at 202-510-9446 or Suzanne.Singleton@fcc.gov.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016